It's Israel's Birthday!
Board a make-believe plane and fly with our preschoolers to Israel to celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut. Join them as they float in the Dead Sea, munch on felafel, shop for souvenirs at the shuk and tuck prayers into the Kotel. Put on your party hat and march in the Happy Birthday, Israel parade!
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 1|
|Reading Level||Grade 1|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Kar-Ben Publishing ®|
|Reading Counts! Level||3.3|
|Reading Counts! Points||1.0|
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The Horn Book Guide
Photographs by Tod Cohen. A preschool class celebrates Yom Ha’arzmaut, Israel’s birthday, by taking a make-believe trip. Clear photographs and simple text show the children pretending to visit a kibbutz, a Jerusalem market, the desert and Dead Sea, and Tel Aviv where they march in a parade. A few facts about life in Israel are included and instructions for making “Israel’s Birthday Hats” are appended.
School Library Journal
“This entry in the ’It’s Time’ series of Jewish holiday photo-essays is a charmer. Adorable preschoolers, including children of Asian and African descent, take a pretend trip to Israel to celebrate Israeli Independence Day, a common practice in Jewish schools across North America.” —School Library Journal