The Kids' Fun Book of Jewish Time

The Kids' Fun Book of Jewish Time

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by Emily Sper
     
 
How do we count days?

When does Shabbat begin and end?

What is the connection between a new moon and a new month?

The yearly cycle of the Jewish calendar comes alive in this innovative book. Clever paper engineering, bold design, and colorful illustrations will engage the youngest reader and teach older readers key concepts and vocabulary in English and

Overview

How do we count days?

When does Shabbat begin and end?

What is the connection between a new moon and a new month?

The yearly cycle of the Jewish calendar comes alive in this innovative book. Clever paper engineering, bold design, and colorful illustrations will engage the youngest reader and teach older readers key concepts and vocabulary in English and Hebrew.

The hands-on experience of sliding the sun down to begin Shabbat, turning a wheel to find the new moon, lifting flaps to learn how to count with Hebrew letters, and more gives children the foundation from which to grow. This novelty book is packed with information and fun for the entire year!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
Readers interested in when the Jewish holidays fall might consult the novelty book The Kids' Fun Book of Jewish Time by Emily Sper. This colorful pull-the-tab, lift-the-flap title allows children to play their way through the Hebrew calendar. It includes explanations of the days of the week and the divisions of the months, moon cycles and years, as well as Hebrew words for the various dates and topics. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 1-4-"Lift! Turn! Pull! Learn!" proclaims the cover of this concept book, and by the time readers have finished lifting flaps and pulling tabs, they have received an excellent education about Jewish time. "Thousands of years ago," says the author, "when the Hebrew calendar was invented, time followed nature. The sun, the moon, and the stars were the clocks and calendars." The information about the months and days of the week (along with various observances) is delivered through bold, colorful graphics and narration designed to appeal to kids. Although most likely to be used in Jewish schools, this book could find a place in units on time and calendars.-Lisa Silverman, Sinai Temple Library, Los Angeles Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
The highly successful creator of Jewish-themed toy and movable books introduces the concept of the Judaic lunar calendar to young children including terminology in both Hebrew and English for counting and naming the days of the week and months. Related vocabulary and observances surrounding the end of the week, Shabbat, are also provided along with transliterated portions to facilitate older children's reading of and learning Hebrew. The Jewish observance of sundown to sundown, why major holidays fall on a full moon, simple words for the four seasons and Hebrew dates are all clearly outlined in a large font. Packed with information and basic paper-engineering of spinning wheels, slides and flaps against a bright, bold, colorfully cheerful design, Sper's work includes detailed endpapers with the Hebrew alphabet/numbering system, transliterated together with critical pronunciation guidelines. She concludes on an appreciative note, quoting Psalm 90: "Count our days with thanks and we will bring wisdom to the heart." (Picture book. 3-8)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580233118
Publisher:
Jewish Lights Publishing
Publication date:
08/28/2006
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

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The Kids' Fun Book of Jewish Time 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Aradanryl More than 1 year ago
Great introduction to the Hebrew language, both spoken and written. Very learner-friendly. Beautiful bright colors, great contrast for text. Tabs to pull, wheels to turn, and the learning becomes fun and easy. The book is so inviting, couldn't help myself, I had to pull the tab to light the candle!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Emily Sper, well-known for her books 'Hanukkah: A Counting Book' and 'The Passover Seder' has done it again with her latest book 'The Kids' Fun Book of Jewish Time'! This bright, beautiful book with exciting graphics and hands-on activities for kids will teach and entertain your pre-schoolers as well as early-readers. Sper's book explains what is different about Jewish time, including the days of the week, Shabbat and Havdallah, the new moon, Jewish months, and Hebrew dates. As my 7-year-old commented when he first saw the book: 'sweet!'