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Good night, laila tov

by Snyder, Laurel.

Format: Print Book 2012
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB SNYDER Laurel
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Picture Books
Call Number  PB SNYDER Laurel
CLP - East Liberty Children's Picture Books j FICTION Snyder
Location  CLP - East Liberty
Collection  Children's Picture Books
Call Number  j FICTION Snyder
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books j FICTION Snyder
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Picture Books j FICTION Snyder
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
Collection  Children's Picture Books
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Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "A brother and sister wake up in the morning and head out with their parents to the oceanside. There are waves and fields and rain. As the children explore the natural world, their parents, in Jewish tradition, plant trees. And throughout, the natural world whispers, good night, laila tov. Laila tov is Hebrew for good night, but no matter what the language, children may wonder why the phrase is repeated when most of the action is happening during the day (although the children are seen lying down, resting, or napping). The rhyming text sometimes reaches: We stopped for dinner, stopped to see . . . / Stopped again so I could pee. But what appeals here is the warm sense of family and the homage to nature's creatures, its landscapes, and even its storms. Throughout, there are signs of Judaism: a Jewish star necklace, a charity box, a menorah. The thickly painted art that fills the pages alternates between lively and quiet as the story progresses and provides plenty for children to look at in successive viewings.--Cooper, Ilene Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "On a camping vacation that takes two Jewish children and their parents from the beach, where "Tall grasses swayed. The salty air/ Was soft and still and everywhere," to "a place so great and green,/ The deepest field we've ever seen," the family savors the gifts of nature and the rewards of environmental stewardship. (Mom and Dad have even brought along some trees to plant.) And in return, the whole world offers a kind of thanks and blessing that becomes Snyder's (Baxter, the Pig Who Wanted to Be Kosher) refrain: "And the sky sang... Good night, laila tov." Ishida (Somewhere So Sleepy) portrays a world that's all soft, lush colors and comfy, cushy contours. Her sunset scenes, which find the siblings sleeping while their parents set up camp, are perhaps a little too similar to those taking place in broad daylight (and some readers may wonder why the children spend so much of their vacation asleep). But the warmly lit spreads and loving, rosy-cheeked family are a nice match for Snyder's simple, lulling verse. Ages 3-6. Agent: Tina Wexler, ICM. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Stories in rhyme.
Camping -- Fiction.
Family life -- Fiction.
Nature -- Fiction.
Bedtime -- Fiction.
Jews -- United States -- Fiction.
Humorous stories.
Publisher New York :Random House,2012
Edition 1st ed.
Other Titles Laila tov
Contributors Ishida, Jui.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 9780375868689 (jacketed hardcover)
0375868682 (jacketed hardcover)
9780375968686 (library edition)
0375968687 (library edition)
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