by Pepi Marzel
This picture dictionary will be appreciated by pre-school to grade 2 students of conversational Hebrew, as well as families interested in introducing the language. Basic Hebrew words for parts of the body, members of the family, clothing, the house, school, playground, city, grocery store, bedtime, bath time, a birthday party, the zoo, the seasons, numbers, and colors are included. All are written in block letters with English transliteration and translation. Each spread includes a large, detailed illustration with the individual items clearly identified along the bottom. The color cartoon art is cheerful and contemporary. At the back of the book, a word list is organized alphabetically in English and includes the Hebrew words and corresponding page numbers. All in all, this is a wonderful resource. It's more sophisticated than Schlomo Peterseil's Fun with My First Words (Pitspopany, 2001), more child-friendly than Howard I. Bogot's My First 100 Hebrew Words (URJ Press, 1993), and less intimidating than Heather Amery's The First 1000 Words in Hebrew (Usborne, 1985).
Ages 4 and up; 32 Pages; Library binding