An Egg for Shabbat

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

Every day Ben’s mom sends him out to fetch an egg from the chicken pen. But each day, havoc ensues and Ben comes back empty-handed. Until finally, just in time for Shabbat, he achieves his goal.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 1
Reading Level Grade 1
Genre Picture Books
Copyright 2021
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ®
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2021-03-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV033020, JUV013060, JUV039220
Dewey [E]
Dimensions 10.625 x 8.875
Lexile 390
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Original artwork, and Reviewed

Author: Mirik Snir

Author Mirik Snir was born in Israel in 1948, during the Israeli War of Independence. A well-known Israeli author, she has published more than 100 children’s books. Mirik is a mother to nine children, a grandmother to ten, a writer-poet, and an elementary school and special education teacher.

Illustrator: Eleyor Snir

Illustrator Eleyor Snir is Mirik’s daughter, the fourth of nine children. A professional illustrator, her unique style is composed of naive and vivid illustrations. Born and raised in Israel, she now works from her home studio in British Columbia on book illustrations, stationery products, ketubot and wall art.


Jewish Book Council

“Using a com­ic strip for­mat and rhyming text, this clever pic­ture book address­es the age-old ques­tion of which came first, the chick­en or the egg, with a unique­ly Jew­ish spin.” — Emily Schineider, Jewish Book Council

Kirkus Reviews

“A celebration of Shabbat for the very young.” — Kirkus Reviews