The Schmutzy Family

The Schmutzy Family

Book - 2012
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The Schmutzys are very messy all week long and Mama seems not to notice, but when Friday comes it is time for everyone to pitch in and clean up for Sabbath.
Publisher: New York : Holiday House, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780823423712
0823423719
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Meisel, Paul

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mmcbeth29
Jan 22, 2015

In the Schmutzy family, Mama Schmutzy encourages messes, exploration, and play from Sunday through Friday. But on Friday morning, Mama expects the Schmutzy children to clean up everything in preparation for Sabbath. Then the children help prepare for Sabbath and enjoy their time together as a family at least until Sunday rolls around again.

The illustrations are done in ink and are very colorful and fun.

This is a wonderful story about a Jewish mother who encourages creative play but expects the children to clean up afterwards and to participate in Sabbath to the fullest. I would have liked to see the children clean up each night since the messes in this story were quite outlandish, but otherwise I liked Mama's attitude about what is important. This is a great story that includes Jewish culture. I would recommend for ages 4-8.

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Jan 22, 2015

mmcbeth29 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 8

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