I Say Shehechiyanu

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

Let’s say ‘Shehechiyanu,’ the special Jewish blessing for saying thank you when we experience something new for the first time!

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 1
Genre Picture Books
Copyright 2015
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ®
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2015-01-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV039090, JUV033020, JUV039220
Dewey 296.4'5
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 10.625 x 8.875
Lexile 510
Features Original artwork and Reviewed

Author: Joanne Rocklin

Illustrator: Monika Filipina

Monika Filipini grew up in the beautiful old city of Thorn, Poland surrounded by cats and many other animals that are her main inspiration. After earning her B.A. and M.A. in Illustration in the United Kingdom, she lives in Thorn with her fiance and two cats.



“Rocklin’s simple text will help religiously observant young listeners recall their own family experiences, while Filipina’s colorful, cartoon-style artwork will trigger visual memories of these events . . . a good choice for religious schools and observant families with young children.” — Booklist Online

Publishers Weekly

“Vibrant, playful watercolor drawings depict each Shehechiyanu occasion with humor and excitement, while the concise text communicates just what being thankful is all about. Children (and others) will appreciate both the message and the accompanying illustrations as they learn to recognize how many opportunities life presents for Shehechiyanu.” — Publisher’s Weekly

Kirkus Reviews

“This unnamed girl is warmhearted, generous and utterly charming as she embraces every moment and sees goodness and joy all around her, all expressed, with great enthusiasm, in simply stated declarative sentences. Filipina’s lovely, warmly hued illustrations beautifully complement and greatly enhance the text with detailed depictions of all the happy events.” — Kirkus Reviews