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Good Night, Laila Tov

Laurel Snyder, Jui Ishida (Illustrator)


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Library Binding (3/27/2012)


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.

Random House Books for Young Readers, 9780375868689, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 27, 2012

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

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.