Monday, August 13, 2012

A Song for My Sister

Submitted by Ms. Sue!
A Song for My Sister by Lesley Simpson and illustrated by Tatjana Mai-Wyss. A big sister makes a wish in the wishing well and four years later her wish comes true. Mira wanted a baby sister and finally she has arrived. The problem is she only says one thing: "Waaaaa! Waaaaa!" What’s her name? "We’ll announce it on her eighth day" says dad. That will be her simchat bat - her naming day - the day she is welcomed into the world. When Mira is asked what she thinks would be a good name, she thinks of what the baby does all day. Waaaaa! Waaaaa! How about "Siren," she says, "You can pop her on a police car." Needless to say, her parents are not happy with that answer. The baby’s naming day arrives and so does the Rabbi. Family and friends come over too, and soon the ceremony begins. Find out what Mira’s baby sister is named, and what finally makes her stop crying, in this funny story about siblings that includes a Jewish ritual for welcoming baby girls into the world. See this book listed in our catalog

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