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Good night, laila tov [Kindle Edition]

Laurel Snyder , Jui Ishida
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A family trip turns into an adventure of discovery for a curious and carefree sister and brother. While the two explore the natural wonders of the seashore, woods, and fields, their parents plant trees as an offering of thanks for all they have received. In Jewish tradition, this is called tikkun olam, or repairing the world. As the children settle down to sleep, they are lulled by the soothing sounds around them that become the refrain: "good night, laila tov"—the same comforting words in English and Hebrew that their parents recite to them every night at bedtime.

Laurel Snyder's lilting poem is both a song of praise to the beauty of nature and a gentle lullaby. Jui Ishida's rich, jewel-tone illustrations illuminate the text and incorporate details that readers will love to discover.


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About the Author

When she's not out exploring the great green world with her kids, the indefatiguable LAUREL SNYDER writes picture books, among them Nosh, Schlep, Schluff: BabYiddish; Baxter, the Pig Who Wanted to Be Kosher; and Inside the Slidy Diner, as well as the novels Bigger than a Breadbox, Penny Dreadful, Any Which Wall, and Up and Down the Scratchy Mountains. Originally from Baltimore, she now makes her home in Atlanta, conveniently close to an urban farm and a kudzu-tangled creek. Visit her at LaurelSnyder.com

JUI ISHIDA was born in Taiwan and raised in Japan. She studied illustration at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and graduated with distinction. She has illustrated many children's books including Somewhere So Sleepy by Diane Muldrow, Sail Away, Little Boat by Janet Buell, and God Created by Mark Francisco Bozzuti-Jones. Jui lives in Long Beach, California, with her husband and two children.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1400 KB
  • Print Length: 33 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: B00FI9RRG8
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (March 27, 2012)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006XWY8F2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,723,033 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Laila tov February 17, 2013
By Erica
Format:Kindle Edition
This book was great for my two year old brother and he loved reading it. He thought the part about stopping to go pee was especially funny!
Great book :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good night, family. Good night, trees September 8, 2012
Format:Hardcover
Here's another Jewish family picture book from Laurel Snyder. This is as sweet and gentle as her other books have been snarky and funny. A mom and dad plant trees everywhere they go and their two kids fall asleep - a lot! The tables are turned when the children tuck their parents in when they return home. Cozy illustrations show the family bathed in yellow light. This could be nice as a bedtime story or for Tu Bishvat.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book for Babies and Preschool-Age Children June 19, 2012
Format:Hardcover
This is a very nice bedtime book for very young children. The words on each page nicely describe the pictures on the pages. The book begins with a boy and girl waking and going on a camping trip with their parents. We see the family enjoying the beach, gathering berries, and getting ready for bed in a tent. The refrain "Good Night, Laila Tov" appears throughout the book. My favorite page, however, is the one that shows the parents asleep on the couch after returning from the trip as the children, wide awake, look at their parents.
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More About the Author

I've been writing pretty devotedly, in one form or fashion, since I was about seven. In the fourth grade, I announced to the world that I planned to become "rich and famous writing books and plays for children!" Then I intended to adopt every stray dog and cat in the city of Baltimore and move them all into an old mansion, not far from where I lived.

Well, I'm not rich by any means, I live in a rather small brick house, and I only have one cat, but I am (blessedly) writing books for kids, and I couldn't be more amazed or delighted.

Most days I spend with my sons (who are tiny) smeared with peanut butter, finger paint, and silly joy. But late at night, I write these books... and I hope you'll read one...

And if you like that book, (or even if you don't) I hope you'll write to me, and say hello!




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