Creation’s First Light

Rab­bi Sandy Eisen­berg Sas­so; Joani Rothen­berg, illus.
  • Review
By – December 10, 2013

Sandy Sas­so is known for her thought­ful books which tap into children’s nat­ur­al spir­i­tu­al­i­ty. This beau­ti­ful­ly writ­ten and il­lustrated pic­ture book does not dis­ap­point. The text inte­grates the days of cre­ation and select­ed Bible sto­ries to dis­cuss how the light of cre­ation and the light of the soul have been passed down through the generations. 

The illus­tra­tions on each dou­ble-page spread are bright­ly col­ored, artis­ti­cal­ly designed, inter­pret the text and show move­ment. They are a treat for the eyes.

Suit­able for fam­i­lies and chil­dren of all ages, this book is high­ly rec­om­mend­ed. Par­ents will enjoy the dis­cus­sions with chil­dren that this book will encour­age and it is an excel­lent ad­dition to school and syn­a­gogue libraries. If you liked Sandy Sasso’s books God’s Paint Brush and In God’s Name, you will want to add this beau­ti­ful book to your collection.

Diane Levin Rauschw­erg­er is librar­i­an for Con­gre­ga­tion Beth Am, Los Altos Hills, CA, and has worked as a children’s librar­i­an for the Sun­ny­vale Pub­lic Library. She is the author of a series of children’s pic­ture books, includ­ing Dinosaur on Hanukkah, Dinosaur on Passover, and Dinosaur on Shab­bat, pub­lished by Kar-Ben Publishing.

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