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Aliza in MitzvahLand
By Bracha Goetz
Illustrated by Yishia Suval
ISBN: 978-1-60763-008-1

Review by Dina Bacharach - June 23, 2009

After reading Aliza in MitzvahLand your children may never again be able to get away with saying "I'm bored!" This brand new refreshingly imaginative picture book is a Boredom Buster that works eternally!

Aliza in MitzvahLand tells the story of a child who is often heard complaining, "I've got nothing to do!" Aliza has gotten used to being entertained, but through entering a wondrous "looking glass world" where things are switched around, she discovers that:

When I've got nothing to do,
It's because I'm forgetting...
Our world was made for giving
Not getting!

This very whimsically illustrated book draws a child into a different kind of land where everyone is joyful because they are caring about and giving to others. Practical and creative ideas for tikun olam activities are also discovered, encouraging children to get genuinely excited about looking for their own opportunities to do mitzvos. This book can be such a delightful - and helpful - gift to give to anyone who is a relative or teacher of children. Or you can give it straight to a child you love, so that they can learn to create their very own MitzvahLand!

This is the tenth book for children's author, Bracha Goetz, a Harvard graduate whose picture books often explain very deep and complex concepts in amazingly simple ways - so that children (and even adults, finally) can understand them. Here's yet another transformative book, with a message that can truly revitalize our homes.

Aliza in MitzvahLand is available at Judaica stores and online, published by Judaica Press.
Written by Bracha Goetz, and illustrated by Yishia Suval.
Hardcover / Ages 4-8 / List price $13.95

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