Does Your Dog Speak Hebrew?

A Book of Animal Sounds

From the Series Very First Board Books

  • Interest Level: Preschool
  • Reading Level: Preschool

A dog says “bow, wow” in English and “hav, hav” in Hebrew. Whimsical animals in American and Israeli settings compare their varied noises and sounds. Readers can explore which sounds are the same and which are different in droll depictions of animals in Israel and the United States.

Basic Hebrew vocabulary, including animal names and sounds, are introduced. Iconic locations like Capitol Hill and Central Park in the United States, and the Dome of the Rock and the Sea of Galilee in Israel are featured in illustrations.

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Interest Level Preschool
Reading Level Preschool
Genre Social Studies
Copyright 2020
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ®
Language English
Number of Pages 14
Publication Date 2020-09-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF003000, JNF020000, JNF049110
Dewey 591.59/4
Dimensions 6.5 x 6.5
Lexile 310
Features Reviewed

Author: Ellen Bari

Ellen Bari has created award-winning museum exhibits and programs for clients including The Children's Museum of Manhattan, Sesame Workshop, PBS, Nickelodeon and the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. Ellen, a fluent Hebrew speaker, lived in Israel and enjoys writing about a variety of Jewish topics. She lives in New York.

Illustrator: Holly Clifton-Brown

Holly Clifton-Brown was born in London and attended Chelsea School of Art, Media, and Design and Bristol UWE Faculty of Art, Media and Design, where she attained a B.A. in Illustration. Her work has been exhibited at The London Transport Museum. She is the author and illustrator of Annie Hoot and the Knitting Extravaganza and has illustrated other picture books including Big Bouffant and Big Birthday.


AJL Newsletter

“Young preschoolers will enjoy learning animal names and sounds in multiple languages, and the reminder that, ‘A cow and parah both say, ‘Moo!’ in English…and in Hebrew too!’ adds a nice note of cross-cultural unity.” — Rebecca Fox, Children’s Librarian II, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA, AJL

Jewish Book World

“Your youngling will surely enjoy the book and so will you.” — Gabor Por, Jewish Book World