Monday, August 8, 2016

Book Review: The Cricket and the Ant: A Shabbat Story by Naomi Ben-Gur, Illustrated by Shahar Kober

*****This review is meant for parents, teachers, and other people that work with children to read.***** 

A cricket has had a busy week. The day before Shabbat (Sabbath) approaches. He is so tired that when Friday approaches he wants to sleep a little longer. He slept much longer than expected and has realized there is not much time to make a cake before Shabbat starts. He checks and he has no food, and no time to shop for groceries. He asks for help from his neighbor, who is in ant. She (the ant) runs into a dilemma herself and the cricket steps in to offer her help as well and make her Shabbat less lonely and more enjoyable.

I really liked how the ant gave some ingredients to the cricket so he could make a cake for Shabbat. I also liked how he shared part of his Shabbat experience with the ant, who was by herself as well.

I believe that this book will help educate children about the importance of making preparations the day before Shabbat so that when it comes it can be a day of refraining from working. It will also help to show them that's is good to celebrate Shabbat with others so they won't have to do celebrate it alone.

My review = 5 out of 5 stars

I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

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