The Colors of Israel

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

Blue and white are not the only colors of Israel! This book by author/photographer Rachel Raz (ABC Israel) showcases the many vibrant and beautiful colors of the land of Israel, from the red double-decker train in Akko to the white dome of the Shrine of the Book, from pink postage stamps to orange beach umbrellas in Tel Aviv. The Colors of Israel includes the English, Hebrew, and transliterated words for all the colors along with beautiful color photographs.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 1
Genre Social Studies
Copyright 2015
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ®
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2015-08-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF013020, JNF049110
Dewey 956.94
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 10.625 x 8.875
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Reviewed

Author, Photographer: Rachel Raz

Rachel Raz is an educator, a photographer, and a traveler. She frequently visits Israel, where she took the photographs featured in this book. A native Israeli, Rachel lives with her family in Massachusetts.


Jewish Book Council

“The author/photographer has taken a close look at Israel and has focused on the many vibrant colors found in the cities, towns, beaches and just about everywhere. Each page is devoted to a particular color and features several beautiful photographs, with the name of the highlighted color printed in English, Hebrew and transliteration and shows several Israeli sites with which children can become familiar. This is a simple, fun way for young children to learn some Hebrew vocabulary and begin to identify with Israel.” — Jewish Book Council


“This simple book offers several possibilities for sharing and viewing independently, as the photos are vivid and show everyday life, while the text is scant and serves merely to identify object names and color.” — Booklist Online

Jewish Journal

“The photographs are vibrant and exciting and will surely stimulate little minds to ask questions about all the geographical locations and Hebrew signage, along with teaching the important vocabulary of colors in Hebrew. More than just a color concept book, this one is a sure winner.” — Jewish Journal

Kirkus Reviews

“With sites including Akko, Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and Giv’atayim, among others, Raz offers a pleasing survey of the country’s geography. A nice, basic introduction to language, Israel, and some of its vibrant highlights.” — Kirkus Reviews