Spring 2020

You're the Cheese in My Blintz

From the Series Very First Board Books

  • Interest Level: Preschool - 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.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
$6.99 $6.99
$23.99 $17.99
$39.98 $29.99
$10.99 $10.99
Interest Level Preschool
Reading Level Preschool
Genre Fiction
Copyright 2020
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ®, Lerner Digital ™
Language English
Number of Pages 12
Publication Date 2020-01-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JNF052020, JNF049110, JUV033020, JUV013040, JUV013060
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6.5 x 6.5
Lexile 270
Features Reviewed


Kirkus Reviews

Author: Leslie Kimmelman
Illustrator: Ramona Kaulitzki Review Issue Date: February 15, 2020
Online Publish Date: January 12, 2020
Publisher: Kar-Ben
Pages: 12
Price ( Hardcover ): $6.99
Publication Date: January 1, 2020
ISBN ( Hardcover ): 978-1-5415-3467-4
Category: Fiction
Series: Very First Board Books This rhyming ode to a caregiver’s love for a baby includes touches of Jewish traditions and symbols. In this board book, it’s all about the baby, each page showing a caregiver and their little one sharing meals, dancing, and embracing. Kimmelman’s easy verse manages to steer clear of forced rhymes and awkward phrasing, impressively rhyming such words as “knish,” “hora,” and “Shabbat.” The book clearly conveys the warmth of love that ties caregiver to child: “You’re the warm in my hug.” Kaulitzki’s illustrations are full of detail and life: Books on the shelf have clear titles on their spines, and there are patterned stars on one baby’s pajamas. Most of the adults and children in the book present white with the exceptions of one black-presenting woman and child pair and one white woman holding a dark-skinned child. In addition to its inclusion in the text, there are elements of Judaism in the illustrations as well: building blocks with Hebrew letters, a Star of David necklace, a man wearing a kippah, and others. These are mostly subtle, inclusive of Jewish traditions without being exclusively about them. Overall, 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. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)

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.

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.