Shani (who is very shy), Simcha (who tells a lie), Donny (who returns the sand pail), Benny (who hates being the baby), Yossi (who can't stand seeing a hungry dog), Tzippi, (who is afraid of making a mistake in first grade,), Henny (who will do anything to be popular), and Shifra (whose imagination is just a bit too good), and a wise Abba and Ima behind the scenes.

Perfect For:

Great for bedtime, and for listening to in the car, the stories are particularly suited to listen to during sefira and the three weeks, since they are just stories with no music.

Written by:

The stories were written by Miriam Kosman, who also wrote the books, Family for Awhile, Stepping Stones and Red, Blue, and Yellow Yarn and are narrated by Morah Eisemann, a well- loved kindergarten teacher in Baltimore.

  • "My kids won't go to sleep without this tape."
  • "My daughter loves these stories so much she wanted to get dressed up as the purple van family on Purim."
  • "My kids love the purple van family. They listen to it over and over. We are just waiting for a sequel"
  • "My daughter spent the day making a smiley face stop sign like Shani."
  • "I loved the message of Henny and the bird's nest and felt it was so important for my daughter to hear."
  • "Whenever someone in the family says something that is not true, the children all say, Simcha! Simcha!"