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Winner of K&K!

And the winner of Kayla and Kugel is…Barbra Kahn! Barbra said she likes egg barley. Yum, me too.


Thanks to everyone for participating!!



Succot coloring

My take on the classic paper chain. Great for a group of kids to color, and then cut, and assemble.

(If you need it as a pdf you can click here.)

Chag Sameach!



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GIVEAWAY! Kayla and Kugel



Time to GIVEAWAY a copy of my newest book, Kayla and Kugel!


I will be raffling off a copy  before the end of this month. It’s  the first of a new series about Kayla and her adorable dog, Kugel. (Watch for Kayla and Kugels almost Perfect Passover, coming soon!)


To enter, just write a comment below that says what your favorite Shabbat food is.

(Want to have two chances? Share my post on Facebook  about this raffle, and I’ll put your name in the hat 2x!)


R’ Hashonah page, for the kids and U2!

It’s that time of year again! Break out the apples and honey, and print out the accompanying coloring page below.

(And, if you need it as a pdf , click here: roshdove)


Also…tired of letting the kids have all the coloring fun? Well, if you want to color too, (and why wouldn’t you?), you might enjoy this fabulous new page from the new adult coloring book, Shalom Coloring— also free. The art is by my friends Freddie Levin and Judy Dick–really gorgeous work! I was the editor for it–such a FUN project!




Ahem, ahem! Check out what Kirkus had to say about K&K:


“Kayla sets the table for Shabbat while she manages to avert numerous mishaps caused by her overeager assistant, the mischievous puppy Kugel.

Kayla patiently allows Kugel to “help” by pulling on the tablecloth, grabbing the Kiddush cup, and balancing the salt shaker on his nose while she succinctly narrates all the steps to setting a proper Shabbat table. The easy interplay of pictures and text allows children to read the illustrations for some of the unsaid details that telegraph Kugel’s next possible calamity. They will be amused by the proximity of disaster for each of his little upsets, such as dirtying the table with his paw prints or trying to eat the flowers. When finished, Kugel’s sadness helps Kayla realize that they are not ready for a “Shabbat Shalom” until the whole family gathers around the table. Cheerfully amusing, brightly colored illustrations depict the rambunctiousness of an adorable and endearing young puppy. Beyond the plot, the larger message of the importance of family to the weekly celebration is effectively presented to the toddler set.

This upbeat explication should prove both entertaining and instructive. (Picture book/religion. 2-4)”

Kayla and Kugel are here!

Introducing…Kayla & her lovable, adorable dog, Kugel!
Just click on the image below to  print to enjoy the coloring page.

And, read all about their adventures in the new Kayla and Kugel series here.

k&k(If you need it as a pdf, just click: k&k)










Shavuot Activity Page

Shavuot SinaiInvite your kids or students to add flowers to Har Sinai.

Just click on the image and print.


(And if you need it as a Pdf, click here: Shavuot Sinai)

This originally appeared in My Jewish Holiday Fun Book, now available through Behrman House.)

Happy Yom Ha’atzmaut!

Ahm Yisrael Chai!

Just click and print , or if you need it as a pdf, click: ahmstarahmstar


Froggie crafters!

Great job, Noam, Yair and Calev!  I LOVE your frogs!

(The boys made these using the template from my book, Frogs in the Bed)

Thanks to their awesome Bubbe, Joni Nathanson, for sharing these pics with me!





Frogs in the Bed Coloring Page

Yes, it’s time to face facts: Passover IS coming. Definitely time to make sure you have your copy of Frogs in the Bed:








And, of course, here’s the latest and greatest coloring page from yours truly. As always, just click on the image, and print. (And if you need it as a pdf, you can click here: red sea).