Hiding Baby Moses
A baby boy is hidden in a basket floating on the Nile. A fearful mother sings a song of protection. And a brave big sister seeks a chance to save her brother.
Meet the family of baby Moses in this lyrical retelling and see how God’s faithfulness can be revealed through one small person who takes a big risk for someone she loves.
Hiding Baby Moses is a Junior Library Guild Selection.
“Confiding text and tender drawings distinguish this version of the story of Moses in Exodus. . . . The transcendent power of loving relationships remains at the heart of this retelling.”
“A truly lovely version of the baby Moses story that highlights how the bonds of familial love give us the strength to overcome fear.”
“The writing and illustrations are riveting. . . . A reassuring psalm-like refrain set to music accompanies the text at crucial moments.”
—Jewish Book Council
“With imagery reminiscent of Psalm 91, Roth imagines what it must have been like for Miriam and her mother to leave their baby in the reeds of the Nile. The themes of hiding in a strong rock and beneath the shadow of God’s wings echo Truth in this Story that is nicely told and expressively illustrated.”
“Encompasses love and loss, protection and motherhood, hope and faith. . . . Magnificent illustrations.”
—Portland Book Review
“Unreservedly recommended for family, daycare center, preschool, Sunday School, elementary school, and community library picture book collections.”
—Midwest Book Review