An Interactive, Animated, Talking Shabbat Book With Games – ‘This is the Challah’ for iPad Is A Perfect Read-Aloud For Bedtime

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This is the Challah is a new interactive, animated, talking Shabbat book with games for iPad created by Behrmans House . Children can listen and read along with the narrator, or even record you or themselves reading aloud.

Bubbe is preparing for Shabbat and her granddaughter gets to help with a very important part: baking the challah. They work together with enthusiasm, even as the sugar spills, the baby cries, and eggs crack on the floor. Bubbe lovingly holds it all together as the chaos builds and then dissipates into a warm, loving family dinner.

Told in a cumulative rhyme, This is the Challah  makes a perfect read-aloud for bedtime or anytime.

In games and animated activities throughout the book, kids can also play crack the eggs, cut the challah, and pick the Shabbat items. Hear the Shabbat blessings and even learn to recite them with touch-n-read Hebrew Shabbat prayers, also included.

About the Autors
Sue Hepker was born and educated in South Africa, where she taught English and developed a passion for developing children’s books. She published The Little Library, containing a series of 20 multicultural books for young children. The Little Library won the IBBY-Asahi Reading Promotion Award at the Children’s Book Fair in Bologna. In 1996, she emigrated with her husband and two children to Chicago, where she continued to work in the field of early literacy development. This is the Challah is her first book to be written specifically for Jewish children, and was inspired both by her grand daughter and by the wonderful Jewish community in Lakeview, Chicago.

Amy Wummer has been working in the field of illustration since the early nineties. She specializes in whimsical, lighthearted themes and works in pencil, ink, and watercolors with more than 60 titles to her credit. Amy received the Highlights for Children Cover of the Year award in 1998, 2007, and 2009, the 2006 Paterson Prize for Books for Young People, the Highlights for Children Illustrator of the Month award in 2003 and 2007, and was a 2002 Gold Medallion Book Award finalist. She and her husband, Mark, also an artist, live in Pennsylvania. They are the parents of three grown children, Jesse, Maisie, and Adam

Bubbe’s challah recipe—make your own.

App:  Challah by Behrman House Inc.

Compatible: iPad only
Category:   Education
Released: October 13, 2012
Publisher:  Jeremy Poisson © Behrman House Inc.
Price:  $3.99  (buy app)

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