The Shabbat Puppy by Leslie Kimmelman
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Every Saturday morning Noah and Grampa take a special walk. It's the best time to find Shabbat shalom, some Sabbath peace, Grampa explains. Noah loves their time together, but he'd love it even more if his puppy, Mazel, could join them. That wiggly, waggly, wet-nosed puppy? says Grampa. He's just too noisy. But Noah keeps asking, and one day Mazel proves that he, too, can find Shabbat shalom. Jaime Zollars stunning illustrations, prepared with graphite and digital paint, show that peace can be experienced, even with a lively puppy nearby.
 

About Leslie Kimmelman

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Leslie Kimmelman is the author of many picture books including The Three Bully Goats and Round the Turkey. She lives with her family in Ardsley, New York. Stefano Tambellini is an artist, filmmaker, and illustrator. He lives in London, England.
 
Published May 8, 2012 by Two Lions. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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But once a year has passed, Mazel, a bit older and less feisty, joins Noah and Grampa on the weekly stroll to find their Shabbat shalom together.

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Kimmelman (The Little Red Hen and the Passover Matzah) focuses on the tension underlying a sweet tradition shared by a boy and his grandfather. Noah and Grampa take a walk every Shabbat morning. It’s

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