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What's in Tuli's Box?

Ann D. Koffsky
Tuli's mama helps this curious kitten explore an empty, then full, then empty-again box: a tzedakah box!
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Tuli the kitten is curious about a mysterious box that Tuli's mom says is not a toy.

Young children can follow Tuli's investigations as the box is filled with coins, and Tuli's mom explans that the coins are used to help others.

Concepts such as light and heavy, empty and full are explored, and the word 'tzedakah' is introduced.

A note for families provides an explanation of the Jewish practice of tzedakah.

Click here to read an interview with Author, Ann Koffsky!

About the Author

Ann D. Koffsky is the author/or illustrator of more than thirty books for children, including Judah Maccabee Goes to the Doctor, the Kayla and Kugel series, and the forthcomoing Under-the-Sea Seder. She lives in West Hempstead, New York.


"This is such a cute book and a perfect introduction to little ones learning about the importance of "Tzedakah" or charitable giving. It's never too early to introduce the importance of helping others, and this book, with its adorable illustrations and sparse text, does this beautifully. I highly recommend it.

             --Ellen Leventhal, author of A Flood of Kindness and the blog, “Writing Outside the Lines." 

"With beautiful illustrations and sparse text, author/illustrator Ann D. Koffsky brings the reader Tuli, an adorable cat who is curious about why a box is empty, then full, then empty again. Koffsky gently introduces the concept of tzedekah, or giving charity, and the idea that even small children can do good deeds, like collecting coins, to help others in need. A must-read for homes, schools, and libraries."

             --Melissa Stoller, author of The Enchanted Snow Globe series, and Sadies Shabbat Stories.