Simple, poetic, and effective, Goodnight Sh’ma is a perfect bedtime companion. The board book format is perfect for little hands, and certain to become a bedtime classic that will give comfort to young ones at bedtime. Parents and children will love the soft, ethereal illustrations that accompany the lovely prayer. The sparse text is best for younger children, but it is likely to create a soothing ritual that can last a lifetime. An older sibling could easily read Goodnight Sh’ma to a little brother or sister. This and include realistic details, like a mechitzah at the reception. The target audience for this book is the observant Jewish community.
Rachel Rosner is the Director of the Jewish Book Festival in Rochester, NY. She also runs Jewish Family Programs for the JCC, and has worked there since 1994. She holds a degree in Early Childhood Education from Syracuse University.