Since I don't have time for very many crafts, and my hard drive is somewhere between New York and Las Vegas with my thousands of files, I thought I'd do some book shout outs as well as some methodology here.
This is a definite plug as well as a genuine recommendation for 3 books illustrated by artist Marc Lumer. He is actually the one who designed my logo and I love it!!!
His latest book, pictured "Torah Book of Opposites" is a fun and great read for Toddlers. We recently did a review and giveaway of the book that was sponsored by Hachai, the publishing house. The illustrations are fun, the words simple, and it's a great way to reinforce both the Judaic aspect- Torah, as well as the concept of opposites!
Other books Marc has illustrated are Hashem is Here, Hashem is there, Hashem is Truly Everywhere" a whimsical rhyming book taking you to some of the places God can be found; and "The Ballad of the Yarmulka Kid" which is a book going through the Yarmulka song by LA based band Eighth Day. Also fun and quirky- and as a bonus, you get a cd with the song on it to listen as you read. What's really nice, is that the song is fairly slow and not too verbose, so children learning to read can probably follow along.
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