Year: 2015


Illustrated by Talitha Shipman

(Random House, January 2015)

A Sydney Taylor Honor Book

As she did with Paris in Everybody Bonjours!, Kimmelman takes readers on an upbeat tour of Israel, propelled by crisp, clever rhymes . . . A pink gecko, who readers can spot tucked away in Shipman’s cheery illustrations, explains that, because shalom can mean hello, goodbye, and peace, “It’s a little word with a lot to say.”   - Publishers Weekly