Judye Groner and Madeline Wikler founded Kar-Ben Copies, Inc. in 1975, with the publication of My Very Own Haggadah, which they wrote and illustrated. The book has sold over 2 million copies and is still in print. They have authored more than two dozen books, as well as 36 editions of My Very Own Jewish Calendar, and have received the prestigious Sydney Taylor Body of Work Award from the Association of Jewish Libraries.
PreS-Gr 2-Soft watercolors and a simple text introduce Jewish liturgy and tradition. These prayers honor daily experiences, holidays, and even death. Brief explanations precede each Hebrew prayer, followed by a phonetic transliteration (with an explanatory guide) and an English phrase usually thanking God for his blessings. Pastel illustrations, often used as a border, focus attention on the varying sizes of text. Containing more blessings and gentler pictures than Michelle Edwards's Blessed Are You (Lothrop, 1993), this is an excellent choice for family sharing and to balance religious collections.-Bonnie Siegel, Westacres Public Library, West Bloomfield, MI
"Designed as a first prayer book for young children, this beautifully illustrated work in delicate watercolors is presented in simple Hebrew, phonetic transliteration, and English."