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Title:
Alef-bet : a Hebrew alphabet book
ISBN:
9780688097240

9780688097257
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication Information:
New York : Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, ©1992 (Singapore)
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Summary:
This Hebrew alphabet book features three siblings and their parents in their everyday family life at home.
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Summary

Summary

This Hebrew alphabet book features three siblings and their parents in their everyday family life at home.


Summary

This Hebrew alphabet book features three siblings and their parents in their everyday family life at home.


Reviews 8

School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3-- In this introduction to modern Hebrew, readers are presented with the letters of the alphabet, words beginning with each, and their English translations. Brightly colored illustrations place the vocabulary in a pictorial context and provide visual reinforcement. Double-page spreads link the words on both pages in a manner that is often creative and fanciful. All is placed within the framework of a family engaging in everyday seasonal activities; a sense of love, unity, and enjoyment is felt throughout. Uri, the oldest child, is most often shown in a wheelchair. This is a useful language primer that captures universal concepts and provides the opportunity for individual and group discussion. --Susan Kaminow, Arlington County Pub. Lib., VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Publisher's Weekly Review

A creative, messy and somewhat quirky family of five fills these pages with the peculiar paraphernalia of a simplehearted existence: a feather-flying pillow fight with a sibling monster; a confettied, make-believe bridal procession; an all-out frolic in the bathtub. Although Edwards's oil pastel illustrations evoke the joie de vivre of a loving family life, no theme connects her succession of 22 unrelated Hebrew words--leaving the reader feeling uncentered. In the unexpectedly dense introductory pages, the author attempts to introduce her fictitious family with names, characters and histories. But this is misplaced in a book that tells no story but merely labels pictures with Hebrew words and first letters along with their pronunciations. The book falls short in its reach toward youngsters with no prior links to the Hebrew language. However, in families where Hebrew is consistently taught, children will relish the animated artwork that lights up the graceful and vigorous forms of the Hebrew alphabet. Ages 4-up. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Horn Book Review

The author-illustrator of 'Chicken Man' (Lothrop) uses strong, busy, almost frenetic scenes of a family engaged in a wide variety of activities to illustrate the letters of the Hebrew alef-bet, or alphabet. The pictures include a child in a wheelchair in a very natural way. The words are clearly written in large Hebrew letters with pronunciations and English meanings. From HORN BOOK 1992, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Kirkus Review

In exuberant illustrations with vibrant colors vigorously defined by agile, rough lines, Edwards depicts an endearingly ordinary family engaged in everyday activities--helping Dad with the laundry, imaginative play, outings--with the oldest of three children taking part in everything from his wheelchair. Phonetic pronunciation is given for each Hebrew letter and the word it initializes, also given in English. Though more substantive information in the author's note would have been welcome (e.g., she says that some modern Hebrew words--ice cream, airplane--have been made from ancient words, but without further elucidation), a notably cheerful first introduction. (Nonfiction. 4-8)


School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3-- In this introduction to modern Hebrew, readers are presented with the letters of the alphabet, words beginning with each, and their English translations. Brightly colored illustrations place the vocabulary in a pictorial context and provide visual reinforcement. Double-page spreads link the words on both pages in a manner that is often creative and fanciful. All is placed within the framework of a family engaging in everyday seasonal activities; a sense of love, unity, and enjoyment is felt throughout. Uri, the oldest child, is most often shown in a wheelchair. This is a useful language primer that captures universal concepts and provides the opportunity for individual and group discussion. --Susan Kaminow, Arlington County Pub. Lib., VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Publisher's Weekly Review

A creative, messy and somewhat quirky family of five fills these pages with the peculiar paraphernalia of a simplehearted existence: a feather-flying pillow fight with a sibling monster; a confettied, make-believe bridal procession; an all-out frolic in the bathtub. Although Edwards's oil pastel illustrations evoke the joie de vivre of a loving family life, no theme connects her succession of 22 unrelated Hebrew words--leaving the reader feeling uncentered. In the unexpectedly dense introductory pages, the author attempts to introduce her fictitious family with names, characters and histories. But this is misplaced in a book that tells no story but merely labels pictures with Hebrew words and first letters along with their pronunciations. The book falls short in its reach toward youngsters with no prior links to the Hebrew language. However, in families where Hebrew is consistently taught, children will relish the animated artwork that lights up the graceful and vigorous forms of the Hebrew alphabet. Ages 4-up. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Horn Book Review

The author-illustrator of 'Chicken Man' (Lothrop) uses strong, busy, almost frenetic scenes of a family engaged in a wide variety of activities to illustrate the letters of the Hebrew alef-bet, or alphabet. The pictures include a child in a wheelchair in a very natural way. The words are clearly written in large Hebrew letters with pronunciations and English meanings. From HORN BOOK 1992, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Kirkus Review

In exuberant illustrations with vibrant colors vigorously defined by agile, rough lines, Edwards depicts an endearingly ordinary family engaged in everyday activities--helping Dad with the laundry, imaginative play, outings--with the oldest of three children taking part in everything from his wheelchair. Phonetic pronunciation is given for each Hebrew letter and the word it initializes, also given in English. Though more substantive information in the author's note would have been welcome (e.g., she says that some modern Hebrew words--ice cream, airplane--have been made from ancient words, but without further elucidation), a notably cheerful first introduction. (Nonfiction. 4-8)