My Sister Is Sleeping

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

A big sister in an Israeli family draws pictures as she eagerly anticipates her baby sister waking from her nap. She lovingly describes the baby, imagining all the things she will do when the baby wakes up: holding the baby in her lap, feeding her oatmeal, and taking her for a walk in the stroller. The book includes Hebrew words in the descriptions of the joys of having a new baby in the family.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 1
Genre Picture Books
Copyright 2020
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ®
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2020-04-07
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV013070, JUV013040, JUV033020
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.75 x 9.75
Lexile 430
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Reviewed

Author: Devora Busheri

Devora Busheri is a children's book writer, editor, and translator. She has authored and edited many books for various publication houses in Israel. Her previous include The Abba Tree and In the Jerusalem Forest. Devora lives in Jerusalem with her husband and their four children.

Illustrator: Michel Kichka

Michel Kichka is an Israeli caricaturist and illustrator.


Jewish Book Council

“In this highly recommended story, Busheri and Kichka have envisioned the arrival of a baby through the eyes of an older child, one whose imagination makes her open to change.” — Emily Schneider, Jewish Book Council

San Diego Jewish World

“The big sister in this story tells of all the wonderful things she will be able to do with her baby sister once she finally wakes up.” — Marcia Berneger, San Diego Jewish World

Midwest Book Review

“highly recommended for family, daycare center, preschool, elementary school, and community library picture book collections for children ages 3-8.” — James A. Cox, Midwest Book Review

AJL Newsletter

" A good pick for a story time about baby siblings or being patient, with young readers soon supplying the Hebrew words." — Chava Pinchuck, Ramat Beit Shemesh, Israel; Past Chair, Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee

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

“A great book that will show children how to treat their smaller siblings great when they are infants!” — Jill Harris

Kirkus Reviews

“A lovely, sweet treat for big siblings everywhere.” — Kirkus Reviews