In Israel, everyone says "Shalom:" coming and going, in morning and night, at a zoo or viewing tiny tiles of blue, floating or boating. Each page features a new scene illustrating the rhyming text, while an "Around and About in Israel" section in the back provides further details on the context of each illustration. A great picture book for unit studies on the Middle East!
A spirited picture-book tour of Israel takes readers to the Old City of Jerusalem and modern Tel Aviv, the desert and the sea, Roman ruins, the Biblical Zoo, a kibbutz, and much more. Lively, rhyming text and vibrant, colorful illustrations offer young readers a trip through this old-new land of many contrasts, cultures, and customs. Readers can also look for a mischievous gecko that plays hide-and-seek in the scenes. The end pages include interesting historical information and other facts about the places visited. Perfect for reading aloud and ideal for any child interested in other countries and culturesand for armchair travelers of any age!
Leslie Kimmelman is the author of many childrens books, among them Mind Your Manners, Alice Roosevelt!; The Little Red Hen and the Passover Matzah; and Everybody Bonjours! Her books have been named Bank Street College of Education Best Childrens Books of the Year and Sydney Taylor Notable Books. Visit her at lesliekimmelman.net.
Talitha Shipman received her MFA in illustration from Savannah College of Art and Design. Among the books shes illustrated are You Are My Little Cupcake and You Are My Little Pumpkin Pie by Amy E. Sklansky. You can visit her at talithashipman.com.