Kar-Ben Publishing, January 2017

Age Range: 3-8 Years
32 Pages
Illustrated by Annie Wilkinson
PJ Library Selection
Best Jewish Children’s Books of 2017, Tablet Magazine
Bank Street “Best Children’s Books of 2017"

 

Shoshana loves spending time at Grandma Jacobs' art studio. For Shavuot, her grandma has a special art project in mind. Shoshana learns how to make papercuts—a tradition celebrated by Eastern European Jewish families. She carefully folds squares of paper and cuts shapes out of them. But when she opens her creations, all she sees are papers filled with holes. Her grandmother helps her see the magic hiding inside her art, as she learns that all papercuts are special, “just like you.” The book highlights famous Jewish artists, Chagall, Modigliani, Krasner, and Pissarro. Includes a paper-cutting craft.

 “It is a colorful book with many dimensions and filled with imagination. Don’t be surprised if it inspires creativity in the reader, as well." Jewish Book Council

The Art Lesson: 
A Shavuot Story

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