Shmulik Paints the Town

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 1

Israeli Independence Day is coming up and the mayor is planning a celebration. He asks Shmulik to make a mural in the park, and Shmulik agrees. But he can’t decide what to paint! Maybe his dog, Ezra, can help!

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 1
Genre Picture Books, Social Studies
Copyright 2016
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ®
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2016-01-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV030110, JUV033020, JUV002070
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.25 x 11
Lexile 540
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Reviewed


Jewish Book Council

“Humorous illustrations use black lines and grayscale as a backdrop for Ezra’s brightly colored creations. This is a light-hearted and attractive book that can be used to supplement holiday collections in libraries and schools and can teach about Israel at home.” — Jewish Book Council

AJL Newsletter

“Children will enjoy Ezra’s fearless approach to art, and art teachers may find it can serve as an inspirational classroom tool” — AJL Reviews

Publishers Weekly

“Echeverri’s bright splashes of color in a gray landscape emphasize the creativity that Ezra, at least, brings to the task . . . first-time author Rose hints at the value of doing the necessary work rather than waiting for inspiration to strike.” — Publisher’s Weekly

Author: Lisa Rose

Lisa Rose lives near Detroit, Michigan. She likes to swim, practice yoga, and eat ice cream, but not at the same time. Her previous books include Shmulik Paints the Town.

Illustrator: Catalina Echeverri

Catalina Echeverri, originally from Bogota, Colombia, studied graphic design in Milan, Italy and completed an M.A. in Children's Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Arts. She speaks English, Spanish and Italian. She lives in London.