Sara Finds a Mitzva

Rebe­ka Simhaee; Michael Weber, illus.
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By – September 1, 2011
Sara and her Bub­by find a cud­dly toy duck on top of a mail­box. Since hashavas avei­da (return­ing what is lost) is a mitz­vah, Sara and her Bub­by are deter­mined to find the own­er. They clev­er­ly fol­low clues such as: a can­dy wrap­per stuck to the mail­box, a crum­pled up dress shop receipt and a shop­ping bag full of birth­day par­ty sup­plies, which lead them to the girl who lost the toy. The sto­ry is delight­ful and heart­warm­ing and the clues to find­ing the list object will engage a young read­er. Michael Weber’s cheer­ful col­or illus­tra­tions com­ple­ment and enhance the text. The pages are lam­i­nat­ed which brings out the vibrant col­ors in the illus­tra­tions and makes the book very durable. A four word glos­sary of Jew­ish terms is includ­ed on the title page. For ages 3 – 5.
Ilka Gor­don has a Mas­ters in Edu­ca­tion from Boston Uni­ver­si­ty and an M.L.I.S. from Kent State Uni­ver­si­ty. She is a librar­i­an at Sie­gal Col­lege of Juda­ic Stud­ies in Cleveland.

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