Doubleday Books for Young Readers
January 28, 2020
8.8 X 11.0 X 0.3 inches | 0.9 pounds
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About the Author
JOY NELKIN WIEDER is the author of over 30 books for children. She is also an illustrator, and her work has been exhibited in libraries and synagogues around the greater Boston area. She is a frequent school and library visitor and runs children's writing sessions on historical fiction, oral history, and Jewish children's books, highlighting Shabbat, family, and ancient Israel. Learn more about her work at jnwieder.com. SHAHAR KOBER is a prolific children's book illustrator whose work has been published worldwide. He was the recipient of a Sydney Taylor Honor Award in 2009 for Engineer Ari and the Rosh Hashanah Ride. He lives in a small town in Israel, where he also works as an art director and illustration teacher. See more of his work at skober.com and follow him on Facebook and Instagram at @shaharkober.
★ "An excellent addition to the Jewish tradition."--Kirkus, starred review "Heartwarming and humorous."--Booklist "This clever story, inspired by a discussion in the Talmud, celebrates community and friendship. . . . The message of kindness and generous giving, as the characters move from anger to friendship, is both ancient and relevant today."--School Library Journal "Wieder's brisk prose--punctuated by the refrain 'A mouse! A mouse! Brought bread into our house!'--and Kober's warmhearted cartooning successfully turn the story into one of community cooperation and celebration."--Publishers Weekly "What may be sur-pris-ing about this amus-ing sto-ry is that it is based on an actu-al pas-sage from the Tal-mud. . . . The bright-ly col-ored and expres-sive illus-tra-tions are an ener-getic match for the live-ly sto-ry."--Jewish Book Council