Jodie's Shabbat Surprise

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Stumbling onto an ancient wine press while walking her dog, amateur archeologist Jodie gets the best idea ever for a birthday surprise for her dad!

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books, Social Studies
Copyright 2015
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ®
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2015-01-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV017090, JUV033020, JUV016000
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 10.25 x 8.25
Lexile 560
Features Original artwork and Reviewed

Author: Anna Levine

Anna Levine is the author of several picture books and two young adult novels, all of which take place in Israel. She lives in Mevesseret Zion, just outside of Jerusalem.

Illustrator: Ksenia Topaz


Jewish Book World

Jodie’s Shabbat Surprise is the newest addition to a series of picture books about Jodie, who wants to follow in the footsteps of her archaeologist father. This one has her (and her dog, Digger) finding an ancient wine press in an Israeli park not far from her home. A few days later, the find and the site become the setting for a surprise birthday party for Jodie’s father; the wine press has been filled to the top with grapes, and the barefoot guests hap­pily squash away until there is enough juice for all to drink. A note at the book’s back informs the reader that the story is based on an actual ‘archeological’ puppy, who helped uncover an ancient press. It’s nice to see a book that in­troduces young children to the archaeological process and to a facet of Israel they may not be familiar with – its ancient heritage.” — Jewish Book World

Booklist Online

" . . . families looking for secular stories about Israel will appreciate this one." — Booklist Online