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!”
About the Author
Sheryl Haft is the founder of Kids Engineer!, an elementary after school program that teaches engineering principles through design and invention. She is also a teacher volunteer with pARTners Jackson Hole, a program that inspires a passion for the arts through K-12 education. The author of Baby Boo, I Love You and the upcoming Amazing Mazie McGear, Kid Engineer, Sheryl, her husband, and their daughters divide their time between New York City and Wilson, Wyoming.
Jill Weber has illustrated and designed many children's books, including the Sydney Taylor Book Award Winner The Story of Passover by David Adler and the New York Times Bestseller The Christmas Tree by Julie Salamon. When she isn't illustrating, she can be found in her garden. She and her husband live in New Hampshire with various pets.