eBook Tot Shabbat download

by Camille Kress

eBook Tot Shabbat download ISBN: 0807406074
Author: Camille Kress
Publisher: Urj Press (February 1, 1997)
Language: English
ePub: 1331 kb
Fb2: 1617 kb
Rating: 4.2
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Category: Children's Books
Subcategory: Geography and Cultures

A toddler takes in the sights and smells of the Jewish Sabbath
Comments: (4)
The simple text is book-ended by the words, "Shabbat Shalom," and is illustrated with Camille Kress' signature watercolour style. It covers the time between erev Shabbat and bedtime for a young child.

"Evening is coming to my home. Shabbat Shalom!
The Shabbat candles burn brightly.
Fresh challah smells so good.
Sweet, cool grapes make wine for the Kiddush cup.
Shabbat peace is as warm as a big hug....."
The last two-page spread shows the child and teddy bear in bed, looking out at the star-filled sky. The final words are the shema and "Shabbat Shalom."
A simple, sweet introduction to Shabbat complete with Shabbat candles, challah and the sweet grapes for the Kiddush cup. "Shabbat peace is as warm as a big hug!" This last line, coupled with the soft watercolor illustrations, delivers what very young children need daily- the comforting feeling that spiritual celebrations with your family provide.
I was very excited to receive this book. I was pretty surprised at the simplicity and length (or rather, lack thereof) of it... I have many short books, but I think I was expecting just a tad more from this one. It is certainly lovely, and my son likes it, but you might choose to look at it at the library first to see if it is the right book for you!
My 15 month old son loves this book. It is very simple yet captures the feel of the Sabbath. He identifies the candles, challah and wine. Yet it is short enough to keep his attention. We read it over and over again, several times a day. We first borrowed this book from the library so now I am ordering him his own copy to read on Shabbat.