A Song for My Sister

By Lesley Simpson; Tatjana Mai-Wyss (Illustrator)
(Random House Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9781582464275, 32pp.)

Publication Date: June 26, 2012

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WAAAAA!  When Mira's wish for a sister at long last comes true, she's thrilled—but the new baby isn't exactly what she expected. Who knew someone so little could make so much noise! No matter what Mira or her parents do to soothe or amuse her, the baby's reaction is . . . WAAAAA!

On the day of her simchat bat, her Jewish naming ceremony, the baby cries--as usual! That is, until Mira steps close to offer her own special gift and the inspiration for her parents' choice of the perfect name.

Lesley Simpson's tale of a family adjusting to a welcome change is sweet and sassy and very funny. It's a universal story about families and siblings, as well as a glimpse into a lovely Jewish ritual for welcoming baby girls to the family and the community.




About the Author
An award-winning journalist since 1989, Lesley Simpson has chased news at "The Toronto Star," the "Globe and Mail," produced a current affairs show at CBC Radio and works now as a writer for "The Hamilton Spectator,"

Carol Ann Williams lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

Tatjana Mai-Wyss lives in Clemson, South Carolina.

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