Sadie and Ori and the Blue Blanket
Sadie, Ori, and Grandma all love the soft blue “Together Blanket” that Grandma knit when Sadie was born. They use it for building forts, for snuggling and fun. As Sadie and Ori grow up and as Grandma gets older, too, the blanket continues to bring the family comfort in very special ways.
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 2|
|Reading Level||Grade 1|
|Genre||Picture Books, Social Studies|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Kar-Ben Publishing ®|
|Number of Pages||32|
Jewish Book Council
“A three hanky ending to a wise, wonderful book which delivers a familiar, real, but sad situation in a comforting way with touching vocabulary that will surely resonate with every family.” — Jewish Book Council
“The realistic depiction of a contemporary grandparent – she not only teaches the children to cook but also gets down on the floor to play and runs alongside their tricycles – as well as the sensitive treatment of aging, make this a recommended addition to school and synagogue library collections.” — AJL Newsletter
“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.” — Publisher’s Weekly
“it’s hard not to be charmed by Fortenberry’s simple, symmetrical paintings, and it’s hard not to be moved when Sadie and Ori read Grandma the stories she once told them. Korngold and Fortenberry move beyond sentimentality to real sentiment.” — Kirkus Reviews
Author: Jamie Korngold
Rabbi Jamie S. Korngold received ordination from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and is the founder and spiritual leader of the Adventure Rabbi Program. She lives in Boulder, Colorado with her two daughters, Sadie and Ori.
Illustrator: Julie Fortenberry
Julie Fortenberry is an abstract painter and a children's book illustrator. She has a Master of Fine Arts from Hunter College in New York, and lives in Philadelphia.