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The Resource Mazel tov! it's a boy ; : Mazel tov! it's a girl, by Jamie Korngold ; photographs by Jeff Finkelstein

Mazel tov! it's a boy ; : Mazel tov! it's a girl, by Jamie Korngold ; photographs by Jeff Finkelstein

Label
Mazel tov! it's a boy ; : Mazel tov! it's a girl
Title
Mazel tov! it's a boy ;
Title remainder
Mazel tov! it's a girl
Statement of responsibility
by Jamie Korngold ; photographs by Jeff Finkelstein
Title variation
Mazel tov! it's a girl
Title variation remainder
Mazel tov! its a girl
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A young Jewish girl and her family welcome a new baby boy with a bris; and in another story, welcome a new baby girl with a brit bat, or naming ceremony
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Tone
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Review
  • PreS-K — A contemporary Jewish family celebrates the birth of a male baby. His big sister narrates and explains in simple terms the custom of the bris on the eighth day to give the baby his Hebrew name and welcome him into the Jewish community. The term mohel is used, but there is no mention of the circumcision. Flip the book over, and the same little girl introduces a new baby sister. A simchat bat, a special naming ceremony for baby girls, is depicted. These significant life cycle events are illustrated with large, full-color, candid photographs that exude joy, warmth, and a strong sense of family and community. In "It's a Girl," the text states that "The cantor leads us in singing Hebrew songs," but three pages later, the same clergyman is depicted as the text states, "The rabbi blesses my mommy and daddy and the baby." Despite this inconsistency, the book will certainly find a receptive audience among liberal Jewish families anticipating the arrival of a new baby. VERDICT A serviceable title that can be used to prepare young guests for what to expect at a bris or simchat bat.—Rachel Kamin, North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, Highland Park, IL --Rachel Kamin (Reviewed May 1, 2015) (School Library Journal, vol 61, issue 5, p79)
  • The joy of welcoming a new baby into a Jewish home is portrayed in this dos-Ã -dos, dual-gender photo essay.A big sister takes readers through her family's experience from the time a new baby is expected to its arrival and ultimate welcoming ceremony. For a little girl's naming, big sister explains the brit bat or simchat bat, done on the eighth day of the new child's life. Similarly, a little boy's naming is called a bris or brit milah. Friends and family join a rabbi for a little girl and a mohel and rabbi for a little boy. Presumably as the book is intended for very young children, the mohel's performance of a circumcision is quietly left out, along with its religious significance. Instead, the rationale behind the choosing of names is described. Both babies are given names honoring a family member, and in both situations, the family gathers for a small reception "in the hope that our baby's life will be sweet." Korngold's simple approach to this vital topic works well and is nicely coupled with clear, color photography of the same family documenting the activity of these two very special days. Each ceremony is depicted separately, with the stories converging in the middle with one large double-page circular view of a culminating festive family gathering.A joyful and eminently useful book. (Picture book/religion. 2-7)(Kirkus Reviews, March 1, 2015)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10415859
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Korngold, Jamie S
Dewey number
[E]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • 500L
  • Decoding demand: 75 (high)
  • Semantic demand: 57 (medium)
  • Syntactic demand: 78 (high)
  • Structure demand: 86 (very high)
Intended audience source
  • Lexile
  • Lexile
LC call number
PZ7.K83749
LC item number
Maz 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 0
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Finkelstein, Jeff.
  • Korngold, Jamie S
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Upside-down books
  • Infants
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Sisters
  • Circumcision
  • Brit bat
  • Names, Personal
  • Judaism
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Sisters
  • Circumcision
  • Brit bat
  • Names, Personal
  • Judaism
  • Upside-down books
  • Upside-down books
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
Mazel tov! it's a girl
Label
Mazel tov! it's a boy ; : Mazel tov! it's a girl, by Jamie Korngold ; photographs by Jeff Finkelstein
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Titles from separate title pages; works issued back-to-back and inverted
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1090811
Dimensions
26 x 26 cm
Extent
2 volumes in one (15, 15 pages)
Isbn
9781467719575
Isbn Type
(lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014003607
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781467719575
  • (OCoLC)871044223
Label
Mazel tov! it's a boy ; : Mazel tov! it's a girl, by Jamie Korngold ; photographs by Jeff Finkelstein
Publication
Note
Titles from separate title pages; works issued back-to-back and inverted
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1090811
Dimensions
26 x 26 cm
Extent
2 volumes in one (15, 15 pages)
Isbn
9781467719575
Isbn Type
(lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014003607
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781467719575
  • (OCoLC)871044223

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