Cover image for And there was evening and there was morning
Title:
And there was evening and there was morning
ISBN:
9781512483642

9781512483659
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Publication Information:
Minneapolis, MN : Kar-Ben Publishing, [2018]

©2018
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
Includes glossary of English, transliterated, and Hebrew words used in illustrations.
Summary:
Illustrations incorporating Hebrew letters and simple, rhyming text present the seven days of creation.
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Audience:
Decoding demand: 61 (high) Semantic demand: 91 (very high) Syntactic demand: 99 (very high) Structure demand: 70 (high) Lexile
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AD630L Lexile
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Summary

Summary

The world began when God said "Light,"
And changed the world from dark to bright.

Gentle rhyming couplets tell the story of how God created the world, describing six days of work fashioning everything from seas and clouds to animals and people, to--finally--resting on Shabbat.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Zager and Helfand tell the creation story from the book of Genesis in the Torah. Rhyming couplets describe the acts of creation throughout six days, beginning with words set against pitch darkness: "The world began when God said -light,'/ And changed the world from dark to bright./ Dark in the night and light in the day,/ Our beautiful world was underway." Zager's dynamic illustrations utilize Hebrew letters (as well as some English letters, punctuation marks, and shapes) to create the objects appearing in each scene-they form the sun, moon, and stars created by God on the fourth day, and the shapes of bears, horses, and lions on the sixth day. Zager brings uncommon artistry to the proverbial story, inviting readers to peer more closely. Ages 3-8. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Booklist Review

Helfand and Zager retell the Old Testament creation story using rhyming couplets and detailed full-color illustrations. "The world began when God said 'light,' / And changed the world from dark to bright." As the days proceed, land and sea are separated, plants begin to grow, seasons arrive, animals appear, and finally, humans are created and all is good. Shabbat follows for rest. Each day is presented in a single spread, except for day six, which expands to three. Zager's illustrations adopt a mostly muted palette and incorporate Hebrew letters into the objects depicted. For example, the spread for day two includes a navy sky, lighter blue seas, and waves composed of repeating Hebrew symbols for mayim, or water. As the earth becomes more complex, so does the art, with the spreads for day six complex and compelling close scrutiny. Appended with a glossary of Hebrew words depicted, this is a worthy addition to religious school collections, especially where Hebrew is spoken.--Kay Weisman Copyright 2018 Booklist