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I Say Shehechiyanu

Written by Joanne Rocklin & illustrated by Monika Filipina
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Follow a little girl and her baby brother throughout the year as she says “Shehechiyanu”, the beautiful blessing for expressing thanks when something takes place for the first time, or when it happens again after a long time. I SAY SHEHECHIYANU, written by Joanne Rocklin and illustrated by Monika Filipina, is a beautiful picture book suitable for all Jewish festivities, celebrations, and the proud “first times” of childhood.

What Kind of Book is I Say Shehechiyanu

Primarily about:

What Should I Know As a Parent

Families are unique and have different expectations for the books they choose to read. The following is a list of concepts included in this book that some parents may wish to seek out or avoid.

Religious Leanings: This book is about the Jewish Shehechiyanu prayer.

Note that this list is not exhaustive and there may be concepts in this book that are not included or have been insufficiently or incorrectly detailed here.

Quotes from This Book

  • “When I taste a pomegranate for the very first time.”

What Questions Should I Ask My Child

  • What are some things you have done for the first time this year?

Book Lists That Include I Say Shehechiyanu

Book Topics › fiction
Children's Books About Fiction
Book Topics › religious
Children's Books About Religious
Book Topics › Jewish
Jewish Kids Children's Books
Book Topics › gratitude
Children's Books About Gratitude
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Who Wrote I Say Shehechiyanu

Joanne Rocklin

Joanne Rocklin is the author of many books for children, including The Five Lives of Our Cat Zook, which won the Golden Kite Award, and Love, Penelope, which was an NCIBA Golden Poppy Book Award winner.

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What Has Joanne Rocklin Said About This Book

  • What does Shehechiyanu mean?

    “The Shehechiyanu is a really beautiful concept,” Rocklin said of the Hebrew blessing traditionally said upon experiencing something new. “It’s giving thanks and being in the moment and cherishing new things.”

What Has Monika Filipina Said About This Book

Nothing yet! 🤷 You should let Monika know that you want more details about I Say Shehechiyanu!

Joanne Rocklin's Book Dedication

For Temple Sinai in Oakland, California, with gratitude, and to my beloved grandchildren.

Monika Filipina's Book Dedication

To my baby sister who was my inspiration.

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Book Details

Publication Date:
January 1, 2015
Text Details:
Main body text set in Blockhead Unplugged.
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
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