Fun story about Picture Books on


My teacher and neighbor Emuna Braverman wrote a piece for this week about picture books and how they teach us about the parent-child relationship.

Picture books are amazing not only for kids, but for their parents. We experience them on a daily basis at bedtimes and sometimes they leave a lasting impression. I’ll never forget when Rebbitzen Shira Smiles used Goodnight Moon to illustrate a point in a shiur I once attended many years ago.

If you haven’t seen them already, here are a few more articles on the same theme, this time by yours truly on

Where The Mild Things Are
Most of us remember the childhood classic, Where the Wild Things Are. In it, the mischievous Max trashes his house and terrorizes the family pet until his mother sends him to his room. Once there, the boy fantasizes about a voyage to the land of the Wild Things. In this marvelous isle, he can be as rowdy and ferocious as he wants. 
More . . .
Our Very Hungry Caterpillars
About 2 hours before a recent Shabbos, my 3 year old daughter and I
watered the container garden in the back of our apartment building.
Alternating waves of heat and rain here in 
More . . .
Your Mother is Coming!
At this time of year, we all need some strategies with which to
fight our ultimate enemy. But where is a busy wife with little kids
supposed to turn for weapons to fight this war? More
. . .
Sometimes even Mommies
have bad days

If you have ever read the book Alexander and the Terrible,
Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Day
, you may remember the page.
Alexander finally adjourns to bed at the end of his terrible,
horrible, no-good, very bad day. He sounds resigned, yet also
comforted. Why? Because his mother has just informed him that “some
days are just like that.” 
More . . .

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