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The Shabbat Princess

3.44  ·  Rating Details  ·  25 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews

Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 9/1/2011 Pages: 32
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by Kar-Ben Publishing (first published January 1st 2011)
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Summary: Rosie likes queens, but she really loves princesses! One Shabbat eve, she persuades her parents to invite the Shabbat Princess to their home.

This cute, light story exploring a Jewish tradition is geared toward children aged 3-8. It has an overview of what is involved in putting on a Shabbat feast, but the princess angle is definitely for the benefit of younger readers. The pastel watercolor illustrations are very nice.
I thought my daughter might like this as she's half Jewish and loves princesses. And she loved it. We've read it over and over and over... Sweet story and beautiful illustrations!
Apr 26, 2012 Sarah rated it liked it
A young girl decides to play with the traditional Shabbat dinner and pretend to be a Shabbat princess (instead of queen). As she and her family fancy-up the table for the meal, they reference various objects that are important to their traditions. Watercolor illustrations in pastel tones enhance the text.
Apr 25, 2012 E.A. rated it really liked it
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The Shabbat Princess is a beautifully drawn picture book for ages 3-8 with main character Rosie becoming the shabbat princess. Some reviews have criticized the lack of background about the Shabbat, so I would recommend a companion book be read with this one to teach about the Shabbat.
Feb 24, 2012 Shelli rated it it was ok
Unless you are already familiar with this Jewish custom (which I am not) than you will not learn anything new from this book. A brief forward or afterward talking a bit more about this celebration would have made this book better.
Dec 10, 2012 Jocelyn rated it liked it
"The Shabbat is a Queen, whose arrival changes the humblest home into a palace" ~Talmud, Shabbat, 199a

A little girl wants to make Shabbat dinner a little fancier once she decides she is the Shabbat Princess.
Janiece Whitehead
I enjoyed the books illustrations the most. Other than that I thought it was an okay book that a young girl would enjoy.
Mar 08, 2012 Maria rated it liked it
Cute. Could definitely be used in discussing practices of faith with young children.
Sep 05, 2012 Beverly rated it really liked it
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Depicts the fun of dressing up for shabbat dinner.
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