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The Shabbat Princess based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Rosie's eyes were bright and she smiled as she helped her mother set the table for Shabbat. The table runner was set to perfection and only the best dishes could be used because the someone special would soon arrive. The table was beautiful, but Rosie wanted to know why everything had to be so perfect. Her mother explained that they were "welcoming the Shabbat Queen" and that "a queen deserves only the best." Queens were nice, but princesses were dandy and Rosie wanted to know if they could invite the Shabbat Princess to the celebration. Naturally her mother and father had never heard of such a thing, but her mother suggested that Rosie be their Shabbat Princess. Rosie wasn't very "princess-y" in her jeans and pink shirt with white polka dots so she quickly dashed up the stairs to change. Her dress-up box held magical costumes and jewelry fit for any princess, but the Shabbat Princess was the most beautiful of all and she had to select carefully. Rosie selected a purple flowing gown offset by a sparkling necklace and a shimmering gold tiara. When the Princess descended the staircase her father blew his "imaginary trumpet" and declared, "Announcing the Shabbat Princess." Rosie looked at the table and decided that it was not fit for a queen, let alone a princess. Was there anything special they could do to polish up their table and make it fit for both the Shabbat Queen and Princess? This is a delightful tale of how Rosie, the Shabbat Princess, prepares to welcome the Shabbat Queen. One way of introducing Jewish tradition to young children is through the picture book format. Rosie is sweet as she takes part in the celebration by pretending to be a Shabbat Princess. The beautiful illustrations show children how the table is set and they can watch Rosie's mother cover the challah. This tale does not go into detail about the celebration, but sets the scene for parents or caretakers to discuss things such as zakhor and shamor at a later time. This was a charming story about Shabbat with a wonderfully regal twist that would be welcome in any home! This book courtesy of the publisher.