Children’s Author Lisa Rose at JCC, Sun., March 13

61q0zqfhwUL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_Join us at the Jewish Community Center of Metro Detroit – Shalom Street Museum (6600 W. Maple Road West Bloomfield, MI 48322) on Sunday, March 13 from 1:00-3:00pm to welcome Metro Detroit resident and author Lisa Rose, who will be presenting her debut children’s book, Shmulik Paints the Town. Lisa’s first picture book is a delightful story about friendship, cooperation and doing your best for children ages 3-8. Attendees will get to hear Lisa read her book and then partake in an exciting painting project! This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by March 4 to Sarah Katz at: skatz@jccdet.org or call 248.432.5451. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event courtesy of Book Beat.

Read an Oakland Press article about the event here

Shmulik is responsible for painting a park mural in celebration of Yom Ha’Atzmaut, Israeli Independence Day. The bearded artist heads to the park day after day with his dog, Ezra, but he puts off painting each time, opting to find inspiration in the clouds, trees, or a kitten’s purr. While Shmulik is mired in procrastination… Ezra, taking matters into his own paws, painting a garbage can, gazebo, and bench. After Shmulik takes a last-minute nap, he awakens to a complete mural—all thanks to Ezra. Echeverri’s bright splashes of color in a gray landscape emphasize the creativity that Ezra, at least, brings to the task… first-time author Lisa Rose hints at the value of doing the necessary work rather than waiting for inspiration to strike.”- Publisher’s Weekly Review

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Lisa Rose lives near Detroit, Michigan. She likes to swim, practice yoga, and eat ice cream, but not at the same time. Shmulik Paints the Town is her first book.

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