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Children's Fiction Counting & Numbers

3 Falafels in My Pita

A Counting Book of Israel

by (author) Maya Friedman

illustrated by Steve Mack

Lerner Publishing Group
Initial publish date
Jan 2015
Counting & Numbers, Jewish, Cooking & Food
Recommended Age
1 to 4
Recommended Grade
Recommended Reading age
4 to 5
  • Board book

    Publish Date
    Jan 2015
    List Price

Classroom Resources

Where to buy it

Out of print

This edition is not currently available in bookstores. Check your local library or search for used copies at Abebooks.


Let's count from 1 to 10 with Israeli food and fun!

About the authors

Maya Friedman's profile page

Steve Mack has been drawing for as long as he can remember. His first lessons in art were taught to him by watching his grandfather do paint-by-numbers at the summer cottage. Later, he took every drawing class he could find at the local community center and spent every hour of math class sharpening his drawing skills.

After graduating from college as a Visual Communications know-it-all, he instead turned from graphic design back to his roots as an illustrator. Steve started freelancing in the year 2000 and has had a steady climb upwards since that time.


Steve has worked with major clients such as Target, Walgreens, Hallmark, Sterling Publishing, Scholastic, Harcourt, Chronicle Books, and recently spent a year in Ohio working directly with American Greetings illustrating greeting cards.

Steve now resides and illustrates on a small farm with his wife and two young children.

Steve Mack's profile page

Editorial Reviews

"Set in Israel, the simple text of this counting book highlights locations (such as Masada, Tel Aviv, Eilat, and the Western Wall) to teach numbers one through ten. All of the cheerful, brightly-colored illustrations, ending with ten multicultural youngsters dancing the hora, are easy to count, and the small trim size (6 1/2 in. x 6 1/2 in.) is perfect for little hands." -- Jewish Book World


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