Introducing…Lisa Rose and Shmulik

6019Lisa Rose is the 2016 book debut author of SHMULIK PAINTS THE TOWN, illustrated by Catalina Echeverri and published by Kar-Ben Publishing in January 2016.

Israeli Independence Day is coming up and the mayor is planning a celebration with awards and speeches, music and dancing. To prepare for the festivities, the mayor asks Shmulik to paint a mural and decorate the park around it, and Shmulik agrees. But he can’t decide what to paint! Instead he looks for inspiration in the puffy clouds, the lovely trees, a kitten’s soft purrs, and his dreams. Meanwhile, his dog Ezra takes the painting and decorating into his own hands – or paws! – and prepares the park for Yom Ha’Atzmaut.

Yom Ha’Atzmaut, also known as Israeli Independence Day, commemorates the Israeli Declaration of Independence in 1948. An official celebration is held on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem, and Israeli families celebrate with picnics and barbeques.

Lisa Rose lives near Detroit, Michigan. She likes to swim, practice yoga, and eat ice cream, but not at the same time.

Catalina Echeverri, originally from Bogota, Colombia, studied graphic design in Shmulik Paints the Town coverMilan, Italy and completed an M.A. in Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Arts. She speaks English, Spanish and Italian. She loves to draw and takes her sketchbook everywhere with her.

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