You're the Cheese in My Blintz

From the Series Very First Board Books

  • Interest Level: Preschool
  • Reading Level: Preschool

In my blintz, you’re the cheese.
You’re the sun in my sky.
To my heart, you’re the keys.
You’re the twinkle in my eye.

This rhyming board book celebrates the importance of a young child as a member of a family.

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Interest Level Preschool
Reading Level Preschool
Genre Social Studies
Copyright 2020
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ®
Language English
Number of Pages 12
Publication Date 2020-01-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV033020, JUV013040, JUV013060
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6.5 x 6.5
Lexile 270
Features Reviewed

Author: Leslie Kimmelman

Leslie Kimmelman is an award-winning author of dozens of books for children, both fiction and nonfiction. She lives in Ardsley, New York.

Illustrator: Ramona Kaulitzki

Ramona Kaulitzki's biggest passion has always been drawing and storytelling. She loves creating little characters and breathing life into them. She lives in Germany.



“Each intimate, quiet-feeling page depicts a Jewish baby and grown-up; the pairings are diverse in terms of race, ethnicity, and religious observance.” — Marjorie Ingall, Tablet Magazine

San Diego Jewish World

“Settle into your coziest chair, share a nosh, and enjoy this book with your little one!” — Marcia Berneger, San Diego Jewish World

Jewish Link NJ

“It’s perfect for any parent looking for a short book to read to their child as a bedtime story.” — Adam Samuel, Journalist, Jewish Link NJ, Teaneck, NJ

Sydney Taylor Shmooze

“This is an excellent, joyful book for a Jewish family.” — Kathy Bloomfield, VP of the Association of Jewish Libraries, Sydney Taylor Shmooze

A Journey To A Promised Land Which Flows With Milk and Honey

“This book shows different children with a parent that explain to them that they are something really special.” — Jill Harris

AJL Newsletter

“A delightful poem is the essence of this adorable board book about how much families love their little ones. With such lines as ‘You’re the kick in my hora, you’re the potato in my knish, You’re the lights on my menorah, and the star on which I wish,’ it flows like the old Cole Porter tune, ’You’re the Top.’ A variety of cultures are represented, and not all the wording is skewed toward Jewish themes. Each scene depicts one parent and his or her baby. The poem is universal and full of good feelings.” — Lisa Silverman, Library Director, Burton Sperber Jewish Community Library, Los Angeles, CA


“This is relatable for most families and offers some information on Jewish culture that will be of interest.” — BayViews

Kirkus Reviews

“This is a celebration of the love and joy that a baby brings to the world, just right for enjoying during a snuggle on a lap. Like a blintz, irresistible.” — Kirkus Reviews