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Sadie and Ori and the Blue Blanket
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Sadie and Ori and the Blue Blanket
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Sadie, Ori, and Grandma all love the soft blue "Together Blanket" that Grandma knit when Sadie was born. They use it for building forts, for snuggling and fun. As Sadie and Ori grow up and as Grandma gets older, too, the blanket continues to bring the family comfort in very special ways.

Sadie, Ori, and Grandma all love the soft blue "Together Blanket" that Grandma knit when Sadie was born. They use it for building forts, for snuggling and fun. As Sadie and Ori grow up and as Grandma gets older, too, the blanket continues to bring the family comfort in very special ways.

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About the Author-
  • Rabbi Jamie S. Korngold received ordination from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and is the founder and spiritual leader of the Adventure Rabbi Program. She lives in Boulder, Colorado with her two daughters, Sadie and Ori.
Reviews-
  • Publisher's Weekly

    September 28, 2015
    This bittersweet addition to the Sadie and Ori series name-checks several Jewish holidays as it traces the siblings’ changing relationship with their grandmother. The blue blanket of the title is a “together blanket” that Grandma knits when Sadie is born—big enough for them to read under, dress a snowman with during Hanukkah, or hang from a sukkah during Sukkoth. Both Korngold and Fortenberry are attentive to all that Grandma does for Sadie and Ori, making it all the more poignant when they return the favor as Grandma’s physical and mental capabilities begin to diminish. Ages 2–6.

  • Kirkus

    August 1, 2015
    It would be easy to call this picture book two stories in one, but that would be glib and irresponsibly reductive. This picture book is a guide to the Jewish holidays (complete with directions for making raisin challah on Rosh Hashanah), and it's a story about a grandmother who knits the titular blue blanket for her grandchildren. But this is really just one book. It's a story about the passage of time. After a number of holidays have gone by, Ori asks, "Why can't you play with us like you used to?" Grandma says: "That is part of growing older. I can still sit down on the floor, but I can't get back up." Grandma is laughing, but some readers will find the story unbearably sad. Soon, she can't remember places or names. Some people may also consider the book sentimental. When Grandma cuddles under her blue blanket with the children, she calls it their "Together Blanket," and the words appear in bold, blue letters whenever mentioned in the text. The story also moves quite slowly, dwelling on the details of each holiday, which is apt in a book about time but often frustrating. Still, it's hard not to be charmed by Fortenberry's simple, symmetrical paintings, and it's hard not to be moved when Sadie and Ori read Grandma the stories she once told them. Korngold and Fortenberry move beyond sentimentality to real sentiment. (Picture book. 4-8)

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  • Jewish Book Council

    "The popular, cheery duo, siblings Sadie and Ori, return in a warm, bittersweet picture book experiencing aging with grandma with whom they are close. The threesome has done so many things together, has developed cherished memories, especially of the annual cycle of Jewish holidays. Grandma knit the Blue Blanket of the title which she calls the 'together blanket'. It serves various purposes through the years, mainly for snuggling under for stories. The early part of the story shares days with grandma who runs, reads, plays, chases, cooks, sews, hosts and teaches her delighted grandchildren. Sadie and Ori grow bigger and become more and more capable; Grandma does less and less. Not only are her arms, legs and eyes not strong enough for activities, but her mind is not strong enough to remember. The duo miss their grandma of the past as she misses what she used to do for them. They decide it is their turn to care for her after all her years of caring for them. The book ends as it starts, in the rocking chair, the three curled up under the together blanket, only this time Sadie and Ori are the readers. A three hanky ending to a wise, wonderful book which delivers a familiar, real, but sad situation in a comforting way with touching vocabulary that will surely resonate with every family." — Jewish Book Council

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