Sing-Along Alef Bet
Sing-Along Alef Bet
Based on the song by Mama Doni & Eric Lindberg
Illustrated by Rinat Gilboa
Hardcover: 32pp $17.95
Come sing the alef bet Mama Doni style!
Musicians Mama Doni and Eric Lindberg’s upbeat and charming lyrics form the text for this rollicking trip through the alef bet. Readers can sing along as they watch a sister, brother and their animal friends jump, climb, swing, and twirl through each letter. Israeli artist Rinat Gilboa’s illustrations are sophisticated and charming, with hidden Hebrew words, textures and color that will delight both adult and child readers. A fantastic and fun introduction to the Hebrew a,b,c’s.
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About the Authors:
Doni Zasloff (Mama Doni) is an award winning singer, songwriter, and author. She has released CDs and DVDs including Hanukkah Fever, Shabbat Shaboom, and Mama Doni’s Jewish Holiday Party, and co-authored the book Get Cooking! Doni is a beloved presence on stage and tours regularly nationwide.
Eric Lindberg is an award winning multi-instrumentalist who brings his background in Jazz and classical music to the acoustic sounds of bluegrass and old-time music. He works alongside Doni Zasloff as musical director, songwriter, and producer on their recordings. Eric performs as part of their duo, Nefesh Mountain, and in the Mama Doni Band for kids and families.
Eric and Doni are happily married and reside in Montclair, NJ. You can hear their music at www.mamadoni.com.
About the Illustrator:
Rinat Gilboa is an illustrator and graphic artist based in Israel. Her work combines traditional and digital collage techniques. She has illustrated several children’s books, including The Koren Children’s Siddur (Koren, 2014), and her work has been featured on a series of postage stamps for the State of Israel. Rinat also teaches at the world renowned Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. You can see more of her work at www.rinatgilboa.com
Sing-Along Alef Bet Reviews
"Incorporating a large Hebrew character into each paint-and-collage scene, Gilboa portrays a light-skinned, red- and black-haired family in, mostly, modern dress dancing through domestic settings with pets, flowers, food, and finally a Torah scroll (for "Tav"). A closing note to adults suggests ways of sharing the contents. Children new to the language may flounder; those with a handle on their alef-bets already will happily sing along, and they'll probably pick up some new words along the way."
- Kirkus Review
"...effective and engaging read-aloud that introduces the Hebrew letters."
- Rachel Kamin, North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, Highland Park, IL