A reviewer in the School Library Journal says: "From the endpapers featuring quilt squares with menorahs, apples and honey, onesies, yarn and knitting needles, teddy bears, and spools of red thread with needles, readers will know they are in for a multi-layered story." The story follows the family from Passover (when the impending birth of the baby is announced) to the the third night of Hanukkah, when Lily is born "and big brother and the neighbors bring Lily gifts created from hand-me-downs and leftover materials. Brightly colored, collage-like illustrations with detailed patterns accompany the lively text, delivering the reuse, recycle, repurpose theme. That the family is Jewish and the neighborhood diverse add texture to the story in a completely natural fashion."
This book is sure to be a winner.
If you are not able to get to Prairie Lights I know they would take orders for autographed copies and mail your copy to you.
Author appearances are very effective in promoting interest in reading and writing -- and can inspire many literacy related activities. Anyone planning a major children's literature conference or just wanting to have an inspiring author visit your school/community for a day with readers might wish to invite check out other authors in the Midwest that are available to visit your school or library.
McBookwords has a dozen or more authors that speak with young readers. If you would like to investigate having an author visit your school or library -- for an author appearance please contact us at McBookwords. Each of these authors often speak in schools with young readers, and at all types of groups that are interested in literacy and books.