Jewish Values: Before We Eat: A Thank You Prayer

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Publication Year: 
2010
Number of Pages: 
6 p.
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Jacqueline Jules has a keen ability to ground her books in the imaginations and voices of young children. In only a few rhyming lines, she introduces young children to Hamotzi, one of the blessings said before eating, and reveals through the characters’ comments just what they have to be thankful for. Acknowledging that it’s hard for little ones to stop to pray before eating, the extremely simple story portrays a brother and sister pausing to “say some words that feel just right” because they thank God for “good food, a home, a family, and gifts that God has given me.” The words of the prayer are given in transliteration and English opposite a cheerful illustration of the little boy ready to take his first bite of bread. Part of the publisher’s Very First Board Book series.
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ISBN: 
978-0-7613-3954-0
Book ID: 
1459
Sydney Taylor Winner: 
No
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