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A “Best Spiritual Book of the Year.”   —Spirituality & Practice

For Ages 3–6

It's a ... It's a ... It's a Mitzvah


Liz Suneby and Diane Heiman
Full-color Illus. by Laurel Molk

9 x 12, 32 pp, Full-color illustrations, Hardcover, 978-1-58023-509-9

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A “Best Spiritual Book of the Year.”   —Spirituality & Practice


A fun-filled introduction to the joys of doing good deeds and mitzvot.

Join Mitzvah Meerkat and friends as they introduce children to the everyday kindnesses that mark the beginning of a Jewish journey and a lifetime commitment to tikkun olam (repairing the world). Through lively illustrations and playful dialogue, children engage with Jewish wisdom as they share in welcoming new friends, forgiving mistakes, respecting elders, sharing food with the hungry, and much, much more.

“Delightful! An engaging read-aloud for families with young children. Highly recommended!”

Dr. Ron Wolfson, Fingerhut Professor of Education, American Jewish University; 
author, Be Like God: God’s To-Do List for Kids; co-author, What You Will See Inside a Synagogue

“Delightfully engaging! An accessible, upbeat way for children to discover how much good they can do … and how Jewish practice is already woven into the best parts of our lives.”

Durga Yael Bernhard, author/illustrator, Around the World in One Shabbat:
Jewish People Celebrate the Sabbath Together

“Offers a fun way to introduce children to the joy of performing good deeds and acts of lovingkindness.”

Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, author of many children’s books, including God’s Paintbrush;
In God’s Name;
and The Shema in the Mezuzah

“Imagine a Jewish Dr. Seuss, and you get this gorgeous book. What a splendid way to introduce young children to the rich moral vocabulary of Judaism! [It] makes a powerful statement: you’re never too young to be fully engaged with Jewish ideals.”

Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin, author, For Kids—Putting God on Your Guest List:
How to Claim the Spiritual Meaning of Your Bar or Bat Mitzvah
and Text Messages:
A Torah Commentary for Teens

Liz Suneby and Diane Heiman are co-authors of The JGuy’s Guide: The GPS for Jewish Teen Guys; The Mitzvah Project Book: Making Mitzvah Part of Your Bar/Bat Mitvah … and Your Life; It's a ... It's a ... It's a Mitzvah (all Jewish Lights) and co-authors of the Children’s Choice Award winner See What You Can Be: Explore Careers That Could Be for You!

Liz Sunebyand Diane Heiman are also available to speak on the following topic:

  • Mitzvah Projects

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Laurel Molk is the author and illustrator of several children’s books, including Off We Go! and When You Were Just a Heartbeat.


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978-1-58023-321-7 What Makes Someone a Jew?
978-1-58023-458-0 Mitzvah Project Book
978-1-58023-804-5 That's a Mitzvah


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