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Grover's Adventures in Israel

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

Journey to Israel with furry loveable Grover from Sesame Street as he visits the Western Wall, participates in an archaeological dig, shops in the Machane Yehuda market, eats yummy drippy falafel, visits a kibbutz, hikes the twisty snake path to the top of Masada, floats in the Dead Sea, rides a camel and shares the hospitality of a Bedouin family. The fifth in Kar-Ben’s ‘Shalom Sesame’ series.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 1
Genre Picture Books, Social Studies
Copyright 2016
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Shalom Sesame ®
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ®
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2016-01-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV030110, JUV033020, JUV068000
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.75 x 9.75
Lexile 610
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Reviewed

Author: Ellen Fischer

Ellen Fischer was born in St. Louis. Following graduation from Washington University, she taught children with special needs and then ESL at a Jewish Day School. She lives in Greensboro, North Carolina with her husband. They have three children.

Author: Tilda Balsley

Tilda Balsley has written many books for Kar-Ben, bringing her stories to life with rhyme, rhythm, and humor. Tilda lives with her husband and their rescue Shih Tzu in Reidsville, North Carolina.

Illustrator: Tom Leigh

Tom Leigh is a children’s book author and longtime illustrator of Sesame Street and Muppet books. He lives on Little Deer Isle off the coast of Maine.


Jewish Book Council

“Grover is as cute and adorable as always, and fills his reports home with wonderful humor. The descriptions of his adventures are always age-appropriate for the designated audience. There is rhythm in his story, and the reader can truly hear Grover speaking the words he is writing. The illustrations are true to life and add to the travelogue. Colorful illustrations of the undersea life near Eilat are particularly outstanding.” — Jewish Book Council

AJL Newsletter

“Enjoy your visit to Israel – you’ll learn a lot and smile from cover to cover.” — AJL Reviews

Kirkus Reviews

“The best way to experience this book is to find someone who does a really good Grover impression for a read-aloud. Grover has one of the most distinctive voices in the history of children’s television, and all Sesame Street fans will hear that voice in their heads as soon as they pick up the book.” — Kirkus Reviews