The tradition of planting on Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish New Year for trees, is handed down from generation to generation in this warm tale. Using a shovel “shiny and new,” a little boy and his grandpa plant a seed “with a green curlicue.” Like the tiny seed, this rhyming tale grows and blossoms into a celebration of nature and of family. The story culminates years later when the little boy, now a grandfather, plants a seed with a grandchild of his own. Included are ten great ways to enhance your Tu B’Shevat celebration.

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Francine Medoff

Francine Medoff

Francine Medoff is a children’s book author and artist. She has studied art at the New York Studio School, the Art Students League, and in Italy at Pietra Santa. She lives in New York. The Mouse in the Matzah Factory is her first children’s book.


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