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As Benny helps out in his grandfathers's bakery, he also learns some important life lessons.
In creating a child protagonist and introducing an intergenerational element, Davis increases he folktale’s accessibility to young readers, and his fluid prose, too, is welcoming.
A valuable addition to Judaic and public children’s collections.
Posted September 5, 2008
It's so hard to find lovely books for Jewish children, tales that include the traditions or elements of our faith in a natural way 'as part of the background and assumed'. This book achieves that. This story of goodwill is heart-felt and sweet. I literally cried the first time I read it. And, in the end, while elements of the story will make Jewish children feel at home, it's a tale anyone can benefit from reading!
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