The Schmutzy Family (Hardcover)

By Madelyn Rosenberg, Paul Meisel (Illustrator)

Holiday House, 9780823423712, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2012

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (9/11/2018)

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Sunday through Friday, the Schmutzy children are encouraged to explore, experiment, and create. It's messy work, involving mud pies, tomato sauce, worms, and frogs! But on Friday morning, Mama exclaims, "Look at this dirt….And it's nearly SHABBOS. We can't bring in the Sabbath smelling like COWS!" Here is a lively celebration of Sabbath traditions!

About the Author

Madelyn Rosenberg is a journalist and picture book author. Kirkus Reviews called THE SCHMUTZY FAMILY "delightful and unpretentious." This is her first novel for children. She lives in Virginia.

Paul Meisel is the author and illustrator of See Me Run, a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book, and See Me Dig, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book, and is the illustrator of many books for young people, including The Schmutzy Family by Madelyn Rosenberg, a Sydney Taylor Honor Book. He lives in Connecticut.