★ "A compelling and generous addition to picture book collections that can inspire young naturalists and builders, and create a well of empathy in storytimes."—School Library Journal, Starred Review
"A daring dose of humor, metafiction, and pardonable pandering to nonreaders and librarians alike." - Kirkus
We are so happy to announce that Joanne Rocklin's gorgeous picture book text, I SAY A SHEHECHYANU, has found a just-right home with Joni Sussman at Kar-Ben Publishing!
I SAY A SHEHECHYANU introduces the concept of the Jewish blessing for beginnings, first times, and happy arrivals and gives examples of how a child might use this blessing through the year to take note of all kinds of newness and growth, large and small.
Joanne is certainly no stranger to publishing Judaic books; her STRUDEL STORIES, for example, was an SLJ Book of the Year, and THE VERY BEST HANUKKAH GIFT was named one of the Best Hanukkah Books for Children by The Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee of the Association of Jewish Libraries.