November 29, 2007
Stories and essays and pictures illuminate holiday
(Page 2 - Previous Page)A spiritually-oriented Good Night Moon, "The Bedtime Sh'ma: A Goodnight Book" adapted by Sarah Gershman and illustrated by Kristina Swarner (EKS Publishing) is a book that young children will enjoy hearing again and again, night after night, and they and their parents will enjoy the luminous paintings. Gershman presents poetic interpretations of the text, highlighting themes of peace and safety in the darkness, encouraging the child's sense of wonder, strength and drive to seek the light. The book features English and Hebrew translations of selected text, accompanied by a CD with musical selections from the Shema.
Sandee Brawarsky is book critic for The Jewish Week.
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