A Mezuzah on the Door

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

Moving is tough! Young readers will relate to the story of a little boy who moves from an apartment in the city to a house in the suburbs and must adjust to his new surroundings. The Jewish tradition of putting up a mezuzah on the door and the accompanying celebration help his transition to his new home.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 1
Reading Level Grade 1
Genre Picture Books
Copyright 2007
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ®
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2007-08-01
Text Type Fiction
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 8.625 x 9
ATOS Reading Level 3.9
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 118725
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Reviewed


AJL Newsletter

“Young children, especially those who have just experienced a move will relate to this book and might find comfort from it. Janice Fried’s pleasing mixed media (water color, colored pencils, collage, pen and ink, and a scratching technique), softly colored pictures illustrate the text and greatly enhance it.”
AJL Newsletter

Chicago Jewish Star

“Along with Noah, youngsters will learn all about the mezuzah, and how it helped turn a house…into a home….A warm, charming story, with very appealing, wonderfully detailed illustrations.”

Kirkus Reviews

“[A] sweet and gentle…informative story that effectively brings closure to one little boy’s concerns.”

School Library Journal

“This gentle tale is both comforting and effective as an explanation of the mezuzah. Noah’s emotional arc rings true, and information is smoothly woven into the narrative. The art is warm, welcoming, and interesting with its combination of watercolor, collage, pen and ink, and a scratching technique.”
School Library Journal

The Horn Book Guide

“. . .the cheerful mixed-media illustrations reflect the story’s warmth.”
The Horn Book Guide

Author: Amy Meltzer

Illustrator: Janice Fried