Shimri's Big Idea

Written by Elka Weber
Illustrated by Inbal Gigi Bousidan
Ages 3-7, 32pp, 8 3/8 x 10 7/8
978-1-68115-541-8, $17.95

The people of ancient Jerusalem must walk far to get their water. Shimri may be too young to help in the fields, but by watching his family at home, he helps solve the problem of getting water to the city.

A Note to Families provides historical background about Hezekiah’s Tunnel, built in the eighth century BCE to bring water from the Gihon spring into the city of Jerusalem.


“Warmly detailed illustrations show a fascinating view of ancient Jerusalem. The book reminds readers of the timeless value of paying close attention to what is happening around us and of listening to each other—especially to the ideas that come out of small mouths.”
— Allison Ofanansky, author of How It’s Made: Hanukkah Menorah