I bought three copies of this book. Everyone has thoroughly enjoyed the songs and pictures, especially my college-aged daughter. She shared the book with her Yiddish Culture Club on campus, where it was well-received, both for fun and the linguistic integrity of Dr. Turtletaub's Yiddish. Yiddish is such a rich and dynamic language, and it is rare to see a book written and published in twenty-first century Yiddish. This is a must-have for anyone who is interested in Yiddish language, or who has children who need to be entertained! (My niece falls into this latter category!)
Khane-Faygl Turtletaub, a marvelous teacher of Yiddish, has given the Jewish world a gift of lasting joy. Whether you are a Yiddish speaker, a Yiddish-speaker wanna-be, an adult or a child, this book is marvel. A collection of Yiddish songs for kids, written by Khane-Faygl over many years, this combination of written word in Yiddish, English and English transliteration, plus its lovely CD sung by children with angelic voices is a delight for all. As Yiddish becomes revitalized as a living tongue this book will become a classic.
My kids listen to this cd over and over again! They can't get enough of it! Unlike many kids cds- it is not annoying at all- it is catchy and enjoyable to listen to! The book that comes with the cd is beautifully illustrated. I very highly reccomend Yiddish Songs for Children.
This book and CD combo were a huge hit at the Yiddish Farm program with beginning Yiddish students. The fun melodies paired with repetitive introduction of vocabulary made it a great learning tool. We were singing "ïkh bin a yid" while planting potatoes and herding goats. Yiddish teachers: get this book! your students will love it! -Leana
I really love Yiddish Songs for children. The illustrations are beautiful and the music is charming, upbeat and heartwarming! The songs convey traditional Jewish values in a fun and loving way. I have already been giving this book as a gift and everyone enjoys it tremendously both children and adults as well.
I have given Yiddish Songs for Children as a baby gift to some friends. This book with its included CD exposes children (and adults) to the beautiful sounds of the Yiddish language spoken by my grandparents and great-grandparents. I think this gift is the perfect gift that can be enjoyed by the older siblings too.
This delightful song book recreates a world all Jewish children were once familiar with. Introducing children to a wealth of songs in Yiddish using bright colorful figures and accompanied by a disc that children can sing along with,. This book will establish a sense of Jewish values in children of all ages!
This book was an immediate hit with our family! The delightful songs and colorful pictures make it a terrific and unique treasure for children (and parents). We will be buying another copy for this Hanukah!