When I First Held You

A Lullaby from Israel

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 2   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 1

This vibrant picture book is a lyrical lullaby capturing the instant bond between children and parents at the moment of birth. Filled with evocative art, When I First Held You will become a “read to me” classic.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-76135-731-5
$35.99 $26.99
Interest Level Preschool - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 1
Genre Fiction, Picture Books
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ®
Language English
Publication Date 2009-08-01
BISACS JUV033020
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Features Awards and Reviewed

Awards

  • National Parenting Publications Gold Award (NAPPA), Winner, 2010

Reviews

Kirkus Reviews

“This soothing, rhythmic lullaby from a prolific Israeli author celebrates the beauty, harmony and joy in the natural world as it welcomes a new baby. . . The unassuming and calming melodious text, fluidly translated by Shubow, will certainly encourage serenity and comfort at the end of each day.” —Kirkus Reviews

Publishers Weekly

“Eleyor Snir’s vignettes of land, sea and sky have a strong decorative arts feel – there’s a soupçon of endearing visual detail in the animal families that appear (the pink fur of baby monkeys, the toothy grin of a whale pod) intermingled with curvilinear shapes and undulating motifs that convey the sense of the whole world being gently rocked.” —Publishers Weekly

School Library Journal

“. . .the lyrical text and relaxing pictures will make the book a welcome addition to the bedtime ritual for children of all backgrounds.” —School Library Journal

Illustrator: Eleyor Snir

Author: Mirik Snir