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Shmulik Paints the Town


By Lisa Rose

Illustrated by Catalina Echeverri

Shmulik Paints the Town is a book about the Jewish Independence Day.  I met the author at an event a few weeks ago. (Bridget note: she is a fan of mine!) At the event, she read her book and it was fun.

Shmulik doesn’t paint the town, his dog does. (Bridget note: Lisa Rose says Shmulik is Hebrew for Sam) People think Shmulik did the painting. No one believes his dog did it. There is a lot of silliness because Shmulik can’t figure out what he wants to paint, so his dog paints when he is inspired.

I liked that there is possibility in everything. There is inspiration all around. I really liked the artwork and the colorfulness of them. I also liked learning about the Jewish Independence Day. My new hometown has a very large Jewish population so I want to learn more about what they celebrate.

I recommend this book to people like Shmulik – people who need inspiration. If you are Jewish or curious about their holidays, this would be a good book to read.

Come back tomorrow to meet Lisa Rose!


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