Thursday, August 4, 2016

Book Review: Shalom Everybodeee! by Tilda Balsley, Illustrated by Tom Leigh

*****This review is meant for parents, teachers, and other people that work with children to read.***** 
Shalom Everybodeee! : Grover's Adventures in Israel is a Shalom Sesame series book. It tells a story of Grover's visit to Israel at the Western Wall, Machane Yehuda market, Yam Kinneret (the Sea of Galilee), a snake path to Masada, the Dead Sea, a desert, and the Eilat, as well as some exciting adventures he has in those places. Grover uses the format of e-mail to share some facts about the places he visits and the adventures that are experienced.

I liked that Grover visited some places in Israel besides historical travel landmarks, such as the market and a kibbutz (farm community). I also liked that he gave the Hebrew names for the places he visited, a translation in English, and facts about those places. I believe sharing through the e-mail format of communication can help children learn better about that form of communication, especially if they see their parents e-mail sometimes or a lot.

The illustrations throughout this book will bring the story more alive for children. They will notice Grover, the way some Jewish people dress in Israel, and what some people do while visiting Israel on many of the pages throughout the book!

My review- 5 out of 5 stars

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

Author: Tilda Balsley & Ellen Fischer
Illustrator: Tom Leigh
  • Ages: 2-6
  • Grades: PreK-2
  • Full-Color Illustrations
  • Additional Facts

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