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o b in s o n
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e s s i e
B. Holidays are fun. Illustrated by the author. New York,
Bloch, 1950. 61 p.
This is a new type of Jewish juvenile that has “ things to do” for each of the
Jewish holidays. In addition to the usual pictures to color, there are simple
crafts, puzzles, cut-outs and games. The author is to be congratulated on her
ingenuity in adapting these popular techniques to Jewish themes, (ages 5-8).
S
c h a r f s t e in
, S
ol
and
E
d y t h e
.
My magic dictionary. Illustrated by Joseph
Bloch. New York, Ktav Publishing House, 1951.
An attempt to provide a method of building a Hebrew vocabulary. The
words are listed in the order of the English alphabet with the Hebrew trans-
lation and transliteration. There is a picture and an English sentence with
every Hebrew word. A hasty and unsatisfactory job.
-------- , The book of Passover. Illustrated by Sigmund Forst. New York, Ktav
Publishing House, 1950. 38 p.
A children's Haggadah in English and Hebrew, attractively designed and
illustrated, (ages 10-13).
S
i l v e r m a n
, A
lth e a
O. Habibi’s adventures in the land of Israel. New York,
Bloch, 1951. 202 p.
This is a companion volume to
Habibi and Yow
, which describes the adven-
tures of the famous pair in the land of Israel before it became the state of
Israel. The adventures are readable and informative, (ages 10-13).
S t e e p l e ,
A
nn
D
ay
. A
child’s first book of Bible stories. New York, Hart, 1950.
95 p.
The author has kept the fine flavor of the Biblical style; and each story has
a full page illustration. We wish, however, that the author had not used the
Dore illustrations, (ages 5-8).
T
r e n t
, R
o b b ie
.
Always there is God. Illustrated by Elinore Blaisdell. Nashville,
Tenn., Abingdon-Cokesbury Press, 1950.
In poetic prose and pictures of rare loveliness, the book portrays the presence
of God and the wonders of nature, (ages 5-8).
W
a l p o l e
, E
l l e n
W
a l e s
.
A first book about God. Illustrated by Mary Lee
Pollock. New York, Franklin Watts, 1950.
This small book is intended to explain God to the youngest in the family.
We recommend it for parents, who will find it very useful. The book is
crowded — not enough margin space. This detracts from the character of
the book. In talking about God, the publishers should have attempted to
create a mood of spaciousness, (ages 5-8).
W
eilerstein
, S
adie
R
ose
. Our baby. Illustrated by Maurice Rawson. New York,
National Women’s League of the United Synagogue of America,
1950.
A Jewish baby book in which a record can be kept of the first five years of
growth. I t includes much of the general material found in any baby book,
but this book also contains items of specific Jewish interest. The explanations
of Jewish customs and ceremonies should prove enlightening to the young
Jewish mother.
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