Sunday, June 7, 2015

Book Review: Shabbat Shalom, Hey! by Ann D. Koffsky

Shabbat Shalom, Hey! (Hardcover)
*****This review is meant for parents, teachers, and other people that work with children to read.*****

In "Shabbat Shalom, Hey!", children will learn three words..."Shabbat", "Shalom", and "Hey!".  There are illustrations in the book of animals saying and then expressing those words. It is based on a well-known children's song. I believe this story will help children concentrate on the Sabbath, while hopefully the person reading it (and/or singing) it to them (parent, teacher, etc.) will be able to explain to them what the Sabbath is if they don't already know.  One of the illustrations in the book gives a clear meaning about what the Sabbath is, while all the other illustrations lead up to it.

I think this book will be great for children to look at while they are singing the "Shabbat Shalom, Hey!" song. It will probably make some children giggle as they are singing the song to see the animals in the pictures saying the very same words. Something I noticed that is different with this book versus other children's books is that the pages are turned the opposite way than they usually are, to make a longer picture.

This story is great way to help children learn the "Shabbat Shalom, Hey!" and also make the meaning of the song come alive for them!

My review = 5 out of 5 stars

I received this book free in exchange for an honest review.

Page Count= 24
Details= Full color illustrations
Age Level= 4-6
Grade Level= Pre K-K


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