A Kiss on the Keppie

Lesléa New­man; Kather­ine Black­more, illus.

  • Review
By – May 29, 2013
This is a delight­ful sto­ry full of love and affec­tion, fol­low­ing a day in the life of a unnamed lit­tle boy who gets kiss­es from his par­ents and grand­par­ents as he wakes up, eats break­fast, goes to the park, and final­ly comes home for din­ner. Exten­sive use of Jew­ish words adds Jew­ish con­tent to this short rhyming book. Exam­ples include oy vey, bab­ka, drei­del, bub­bie, and zei­de. Beau­ti­ful water­col­or illus­tra­tions in pas­tel col­ors per­fect­ly com­ple­ment the warm feel­ing of the text. Vet­er­an author Leslea New­man has writ­ten pre­vi­ous books of Jew­ish inter­est, includ­ing Mat­zo Ball Moon, A Sweet Passover, and Run­away Drei­del. Charm­ing and per­fect for a read-a-loud, this book is rec­om­mend­ed for ages three through seven.
Shelly Feit has an M.L.S. and a Sixth-year Spe­cial­ist’s Cer­tifi­cate in infor­ma­tion sci­ence. She is the library direc­tor and media spe­cial­ist at the Mori­ah School in Engle­wood, NJ.

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