Author: Mama Doni & Eric Lindberg
Illustrated by: Rinat Gilboa
Hardcover: 32 page(s)
Age Range: 4 - 8
Musicians Mama Doni and Eric Lindberg s upbeat and charming lyrics form the text for this rollicking trip through the alef bet. Readers can sing along as they watch a sister, brother and their animal friends jump, climb, swing, and twirl through each letter. Israeli artist Rinat Gilboa s illustrations are sophisticated and charming, with hidden Hebrew words, textures and color that will delight both adult and child readers. A fantastic and fun introduction to the Hebrew a,b,c.
From The Critics:
Incorporating a large Hebrew character into each paint-and-collage scene, Gilboa portrays a light-skinned, red- and black-haired family in, mostly, modern dress dancing through domestic settings with pets, flowers, food, and finally a Torah scroll (for "Tav"). A closing note to adults suggests ways of sharing the contents. Children new to the language may flounder; those with a handle on their alef-bets already will happily sing along, and they'll probably pick up some new words along the way.