- ITEM #: 6211
- Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 9 1/4
- ISBN: 978-1-59826-831-7
- Weight: 0.8500 lbs
- Binding: Hard Cover / 46 pages
- Published by: Feldheim Publishers
- Illustrator: Shira Allen
This sweet and age-appropriate picture book serves as an introduction to prayer for young children. The
text tells what is in the mind of the narrator as he/she prays: “I ask Hashem for many things; I ask him to
help me learn Torah and do mitzvos; when I daven I thank Hashem for all that he has given me.” Hebrew
and Yiddish terminology are in use, such as the words daven (pray), siddur (prayerbook), and Hashem. Happy
children are featured in the bright pictures that are done in primary colors and the illustrations complement
the text. Pictures illustrate children and adults living an Orthodox lifestyle: boys with kippot and tzizit, and
girls in long skirts; a grown man wears tefillin for prayer; women appear with head scarves; boys and girls are
separated in the classroom. This is a lovely book that can open a young child’s eyes to the concept of prayer
while fostering a connection to Judaism. It can be effective in any program teaching about Shabbat or Jewish
holidays. Recommended as a read-aloud for preschool children.
This book is a pleasure for a parent to read to a child, which is good because my daughter always says "read it again Mommy!" It is both a warm, understandable explanation of davening, as well as an enjoyable book to look at.
As soon as I saw this book, I knew I needed to buy it for my daughter. She loves looking at the pictures as I read the book and I love knowing that she’s learning to “talk to Hashem” when she davens.