The Shabbat Box

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 1
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

It’s finally Ira’s turn to take home the Shabbat Box from school. But a bad storm blows open his book bag and the box is lost. What will Ira do? A warm introduction to Shabbat for preschoolers.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 1
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Copyright 2001
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ®
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2001-08-01
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 8.25 x 11
Features Awards and Reviewed


  • Joan G. Sugarman Children's Book Award Honorable Mention, Commended, 2001
  • Sydney Taylor Book Award Notable, Commended, 2001


AJL Newsletter

“A thoroughly delightful portrayal of children, a family, a teacher and her class, and the empowering example of a small child solving a problem without adult help is given through the words and pictures of this charming story.”

Author: Lesley Simpson

Lesley Simpson is a Canadian journalist and picture book writer. Her previous books include The Shabbat Box and The Purim Surprise. Lesley has taught journalism and creative writing at Canadian universities. She lives in Toronto, Canada.

Illustrator: Nicole in den Bosch

Nicole in den Bosch lives and works with her family in a Civil War-era general store and schoolhouse on the eastern shore of Maryland. She has illustrated numerous books, greeting cards, and magazines.