Put on your party hat! And join the fun! It’s time to celebrate and sing Happy Birthday to a brand new book!
Written by Sheryl Haft
Illustrated by Jill Weber
Published by Dial Books for Young Readers (October 15, 2019)
If you love Goodnight Moon, I think you will love this book. It. Is. FUNNY.
Here’s the little synopsis from Amazon:
This festive parody reimagines a classic bedtime book as a lively Jewish family gathering complete with bubbies and zeydes, a dreidel, and a shmear on a bagel. Includes an exclusive latke recipe by Ina Garten, TV’s Barefoot Contessa!
In the small blue room there was a bubbala, and a little shmatta,
and then—oy vey!—came the whole mishpacha!
This zesty parody of one of America’s favorite picture books offers a very different bedtime routine: one that is full of family exuberance and love. Instead of whispers of “hush,” this bedtime includes dancing and kvelling, and of course, noshing—because this little bunny is a Jewish bunny, and this joyous book celebrates the Jewish values of cherishing your loved ones, expressing gratitude, and being generous.
Filled with Yiddish words, the book includes a phonetic glossary and even an easy latke recipe by beloved cookbook author Ina Garten, who calls the book “brilliant, beautiful, important, and so much fun!”
The book is illustrated by my dear friend and the illustrator of Pippa’s Passover Plate, Jill Weber. I love the joy she brings to each page. Jill has illustrated and designed many other children’s books, including The Story of Hanukkah, and The Story of Passover (a Sidney Taylor Notable Book for Children). You can connect with her at: frajilfarms.com
Sheryl Haft is the author of many other books including Baby-Boo, I Love You and I Love You, Blankie. She is the founder of Kids Engineer! and she teaches design and invention building to elementary school children in New York City and Jackson Hole, Wyoming. You can find out more about her books and her work at SherylHaft.com.
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If you are reading this on Tuesday, I am probably winging my way to Chicago…or perhaps, I am already there. My flight left at 6am!!!! I’ll be doing an author visit at my granddaughter’s school on Friday – what fun!
I hope you all have a wonderful week. Thank you for spending your precious time with me.