Sadie and Ori and the Blue Blanket

Jamie Korngold, illus. by Julie Fortenberry. Kar-Ben, $17.99 (32p) ISBN 978-1-4677-1191-3
This bittersweet addition to the Sadie and Ori series name-checks several Jewish holidays as it traces the siblings’ changing relationship with their grandmother. The blue blanket of the title is a “together blanket” that Grandma knits when Sadie is born—big enough for them to read under, dress a snowman with during Hanukkah, or hang from a sukkah during Sukkoth. Both Korngold and Fortenberry are attentive to all that Grandma does for Sadie and Ori, making it all the more poignant when they return the favor as Grandma’s physical and mental capabilities begin to diminish. Ages 2–6. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 09/28/2015
Release date: 10/01/2015
Paperback - 32 pages - 978-1-4677-1192-0
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