Editorial Review

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Cover: Mitzi's Mitzvah

“A sweet board book, age-appropriate for the youngest listener, introduces an adorable dog who is searching for her role while visiting a nursing home with her family. The adventure begins with a happy, excited dog looking out the back window of the family car. As the family arrives at the ‘Shalom Home’, she is not allowed to enter the building and must wait outside. Mitzi is constantly pushed aside until a perceptive nurse sees an opportunity for pet therapy that is not to be missed. Mitzi allows herself to be petted, sits on patients’ laps, and licks their empty dinner dishes. The occasion for visiting, it turns out, is to help the residents observe Rosh Hashanah. Representational pictures show scenes familiar to the young reader, including challah, apples, and honey, and a tefillin bag in one picture. The tone of the story is nurturing and happy, and the Jewish content, though subtle, is present throughout, particularly in the illustrations. Other books in this very successful series include Tikkun Olam Ted, The Opposites of My Jewish Year, and many others.” — AJL Reviews

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Mitzi's Mitzvah
  • Available in limited formats
  • Soon! Spring 2021
  • New! Fall 2020
  • New! Spring 2020

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