Children’s Book about Israel Independence Day

lisa-rose-1A new children’s book, Shmulik Paints the Town, is out just in time for Israel Independence Day.

Israeli Independence Day is coming up and the mayor is planning a celebration with awards and speeches, music and dancing. To prepare for the festivities, the mayor asks Shmulik to paint a mural and decorate the park around it, and Shmulik agrees. But he can’t decide what to paint! Instead he looks for inspiration in the puffy clouds, the lovely trees, a kitten’s soft purrs, and his dreams. Meanwhile, his dog Ezra takes the painting and decorating into his own hands – or paws! – and prepares the park for Yom Ha’Atzmaut.

Yom Ha’Atzmaut, also known as Israeli Independence Day, commemorates the Israeli Declaration of Independence in 1948. An official celebration is held on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem, and Israeli families celebrate with picnics and barbeques.

Shmulik Paints the Town is a colorful picture book celebrating Jewish culture and heritage. 

Lisa RoseAbout the Author

Lisa Rose lives near Detroit, Michigan with her husband and daughter. She likes to swim, practice yoga, and eat ice cream, but not at the same time. This is her first children’s book.

About the IllustratorCatalina
Catalina Echeverri, originally from Bogota, Colombia, studied graphic design in Milan, Italy and completed an M.A. in Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Arts. She speaks English, Spanish and Italian. She loves to draw and takes her sketchbook everywhere with her.

Michael is the author of four published novels—Goodbye Tchaikovsky, The Abduction of Joshua Bloom, and The Koolura Series—The Legend of Koolura and Koolura and the Mystery at Camp Saddleback. He is also a columnist for the Los Angeles Examiner writing articles about parenting and education. His blog features YA authors and books.

One thought on “Children’s Book about Israel Independence Day

  1. Joe Bock Reply

    I still remember fondly the day Israel declared independence. I was 5 years old and my family was gathered around the radio listening to the news.

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