Here Is the World: A Year of Jewish Holidays

Here Is the World A Year of Jewish Holidays Here is the world ever changing and new Spinning with joy at the wonder of you Here Is the World is a joyous celebration of the Jewish holidays throughout the year for young children Beginning with t

  • Title: Here Is the World: A Year of Jewish Holidays
  • Author: Lesléa Newman Susan Gal
  • ISBN: 9781419711855
  • Page: 423
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Here is the world, ever changing and new,Spinning with joy at the wonder of you Here Is the World is a joyous celebration of the Jewish holidays throughout the year for young children Beginning with the weekly observance of Shabbat, readers join a family through the holidays and the corresponding seasons From sounding the shofar on Rosh Hashanah to lighting the menorah fHere is the world, ever changing and new,Spinning with joy at the wonder of you Here Is the World is a joyous celebration of the Jewish holidays throughout the year for young children Beginning with the weekly observance of Shabbat, readers join a family through the holidays and the corresponding seasons From sounding the shofar on Rosh Hashanah to lighting the menorah for Chanukah to rattling a grogger for Purim, and on through the Jewish year, the joy and significance of each holiday beautifully come to life.In addition to the narrative text, there is a description of each holiday in the back matter along with an easy craft or recipe.

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    1. I absolutely loved this, it was gorgeous and sweet and movie and I loved the addendum at the back for each holiday and instructions for crafts and recipes.

    2. All about the Jewish Holidays this is a fantastic book to introduce when bringing in jewish holidays to your classroom, I thought that it was absolutely wonderful and did a really good job explaining all the traditions and food, even putting some recipes towards the end and explaining how to properly excuse things in their traditions

    3. The illustrations are really rich (almost overwhelming). I like that the crowd scenes include Jewish kindred who are Black, East Asian, etc.I hadn't realized until reading some reviews that the story is following a single family (given that the author is Jewish, feminist, and lesbian, I was hoping for more diverse family configuration representation and so had been disappointed when each scene that showed a family showed an apparently heteronormative family -- but I have a habit of reading too q [...]

    4. I wish I knew any Jewish families expecting children, because this is one of the most perfect new-baby gifts I've ever seen. It provides a warm, family-oriented introduction to Jewish holidays throughout the year while emphasizing how loved and valued the reader is. It's a beautiful way of saying "welcome to the world, baby," and the recipes at the back of the book ensure that it can continue to be relevant to children and families throughout their lives.One thing I might have liked to see is a [...]

    5. 1. Culture or group portrayed: Judaism2. Book information: Newman, L. (2014). Here is the World: a Year of Jewish Holidays. New York: Abrams Books for Young Readers.3. Summary: In this book, readers will take a journey with a Jewish family through the seasons and important holidays. Through simple rhyming couplets and beautiful charcoal and collage illustrations, each holiday is encapsulated. At the back of the book are more detailed descriptions of each holiday, as well as a craft or recipe to [...]

    6. Date: December 1st, 2014Author: Leslea Newman; Illustrated by Susan Gal Title: Here Is The World Plot: Leslea Newman's holiday picture-book focuses on festive Jewish holidays throughout the year.Setting: Various LocationsCharacters: A Jewish Family - A baby girl has been born in the family (father, mother, older brother; older sister). Point-of-View: First-Person Theme: Holiday; Festivities; Style: Informational Jewish Holiday Children's Picture-Book Copyright: 2014Notes: I love reading books th [...]

    7. Rhyming couplets take readers through the Jewish calendar. Charcoal illustrations were manipulated digitally to make a collage and give readers the images to match the vocabulary introduced in text (i.e. yarmulke, shofar, sukkah etc).Back matter includes brief descriptions of each of the ceremonies presented in text and gives readers craft and recipe ideas for the various holidays. I especially liked the edible Torah (Genius!) and growing a parsley plant in honor of Tu B'Shevat.This book is not [...]

    8. If you are looking for a book which skims the surface of the Jewish culture/traditions for young readers, this book is it. Here Is The World follows a family over the course of a year. The illustrations are fantastic and really made this book a joy to read. The end of the book includes information on each of the holiday's discussed in the story as well as some recipes and craft ides corresponding to certain Jewish holidays. My only complaint with this book was I wish there was a pronunciation gu [...]

    9. I'd like to share this with my Jewish acquaintances so see their opinion of this. I'm not doubting the authority here, just the presentation of the information. For me, it gives me enough information to have a basic understanding. The illustrations, while colorful, are a bit abstract to add to that understanding. It's difficult to see exactly what the holiday represents in some of the pages.My favorite line is in the edible Torah recipe: "As you bite into the Torah, think about how delicious it [...]

    10. Thought this was a wonderful introduction to the Jewish calendar of holidays. It can be read as a simple rhyming picture book with young children, while older school age children will like reading more detailed information about each holiday from notes at the back of the book. There are also crafts and recipes for the different holidays. Glad we purchased this for our collection. I think I may try using it for my 5-7 year old story time.

    11. Beginning with a baby girl’s naming ceremony, this lovely picture book shows one family’s celebration of a year of Jewish holidays. A wide range of holidays and celebrations are presented, from Rosh Hashanah and Sukkot in the fall, to Hanukkah, Tu B'Shevat and Purim in the winter and spring. Berkeley illustrator Gal conveys the warmth and joy in these different small moments for this family, showing how these traditions bring a family together.

    12. This is a beautiful introduction to the many Jewish holidays that take place during the year. There is a good amount of new vocabulary, new traditions, and new knowledge about a culture that may or may not be one's own. The simplicity of the poetry makes it accessible to both ECE and elementary readers.

    13. I was especially captivated by the illustrations in this book about Jewish holidays. This is a great introduction to the traditions surrounding the Jewish holidays with more information in the back. I loved the emphasis on family.

    14. This book is beautiful. The illustrations are stunning, the prose is lovely, and I just loved it. It's such a warm, inviting book. Plus, I learned some things!

    15. These illustrations were gorgeous! Also a good overview of Jewish holidays, with more explanation in the back.

    16. Really loved this book. Would like to own it, and have it around for every kid (and parent) who has ever wondered about the Jewish holidays. And: the recipes! Yum.

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