Lilah Tov Good Night By (Mister G) & Noar Lee Naggan

Back of Book:
As the moon rises, a family steps into the night on a journey toward a new beginning. Along the way, their little girl delights in the wonders of nature, saying good night–lilah tov–to the creatures and landscapes they pass. Wherever she looks–on land, in the sky above and even, eventually, in the water below her boat–there are marvels to behold. “Lilah tov to the birds in the trees, lilah tov to the fish in the sea.” Then, when their travels are finally over, her parents tuck her in tight, safe and ready for dreams in their new home.
My Review:
I received a copy of this picture book from Nancy Paulsen Books in exchange for an honest review.
I was so excited to see that Mister G wrote a delightful and sweet bedtime story. The story follows a young Jewish girl as she wishes Lilah Tov (goodnight) to everything around her and her family. as they leave their home and journey to make a new home by the cover of darkness. The illustrations by Noar Lee Naggan are absolutely breathtaking and draw readers into the story. The story seems to follow a theme of immigration and showing readers the dangerous path that some families take to be safe. This is the kind of book that has several layers and can be used with a variety of ages and themes. I read it to my students and had them tell me what they thought the storyline was. It created a thought-provoking conversation about immigrants in America. A tender and beautiful story that shouldn’t be missed!
Ages 5 and up
32 Pages

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