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.
About the Author
Laurel Snyder is the author of picture books, novels, and several collections of poetry. She grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, where she studied ballet at the Peabody Preparatory, Caryl Maxwell Ballet, and the Cultural Arts Institute. She now lives in Atlanta, Georgia, where she continues to dance, but mostly in her kitchen.
Jui Ishida was born in Taiwan and raised in Yamaguchi, Japan. She studied art at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and currently lives in Long Beach, California, with her husband and two dragon kids, Cosmo and Misha.