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Celebrate: A Book of Jewish Holidays (Reading Railroad) Paperback – August 18, 2005


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  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 4
  • Series: Reading Railroad
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap (August 18, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0448443007
  • ISBN-13: 978-0448443003
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 0.1 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #38,150 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It's written in a simple language, very easy to understand.
Noa TAWIL
The stories are just long enough to hold their interest, and just easy enough for them to understand.
Will Riddle
This book was a great introduction to Jewish holidays for my 3-year old.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Will Riddle on March 21, 2011
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I debated about whether buying this book was really necessary, as a Christian homeschooler, but for $3.99 you really can't go wrong.

We bought this little book for a unit on Jewish holidays but there are a million books out there on this subject. After going through whole stacks from the library, my little kids kept coming back to this one. The illustrations are really cute and friendly, especially for the kindergarten age. The stories are just long enough to hold their interest, and just easy enough for them to understand. My preschooler especially liked the Passover explanation with the little kids hunting for the afikomen.

The bible stories aren't the most elaborate, so it will help for your kids to have external resources for most of them. But the basics are covered and again, the length and ease of the book keeps the kids coming back to review. Considering how difficult Hebrew can be, and learning ten new holidays can be slightly intimidating, this is a great accomplishment.

All four of my kids mastered the basics after our unit, largely due to this book. There are many more elaborate books out there, and more beautiful ones, which are worth digging into, but this is functional and gets the job done.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Reader on October 27, 2007
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This book was a great introduction to Jewish holidays for my 3-year old. I have been introducing her to the basics of the major holidays as they come along over the past year, but the sweet, simple explanations and pictures in this book help her remember and begin to understand.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By MJ Harris on May 25, 2009
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I really appreciate this book, as a stepping stone, for my boys to learn about, respect, and appreciate the Jewish culture. The holidays are broken down into fun and easy to understand sections, with vivid childrens illustrations. I was not afforded the opportunity as a child to learn about the Jewish religion/culture, and am very thankful that I have the opportunity to learn right along with my boys, as we journey through a homeschooling curriculum together. The author/illustrator did a phenominal job making this topic easy to understand and fun to learn.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By 3xmom on September 12, 2009
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Little long--my 5 y.o. was losing interest. But a good basic book to have, espec as a resource book. Informative and well-done. I like that it follows the Jewish calendar too in terms of doing the holidays in order.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By MeadowSprite on September 20, 2011
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Easy to read; lots of bright pictures!

My daughter and I have been celebrating the Jewish holidays with our Jewish friends for the past couple years. I have decided to convert to Judaism, and this book is a great resource to explain each of the holidays during the year that she has been experiencing. Its a nice way to look back to holidays shared with friends and an exciting way for myself to think about how I will be someday be celebrating these holidays in my own home.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lynne on February 6, 2012
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Awesome book! Very simple explanations of the Jewish Holidays and beautiful illustrations. Not just for children, great read for adults of different faiths to understand the meanings of the Jewish Holidays.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By corine356 on April 11, 2012
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Beautiful, colorful, educational. Very easily understandable for everyone. My use of this book at multicultural day was very acceptable and a wonderful part of my display for the country of Israel. I enjoyed the occasion and the book was very informative for everyone who attended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Monicalu96 on January 2, 2012
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This Book is really good for the price, it has great explanations of jewish holidays and rituals that children can easily understand. All and All it is a WONDERFUL book espically for the price. :)
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