Jonah loves Shabbat. But this week, as he helps his family set the table for dinner, something unexpected happens: he gets the hiccups! His sister, grandma, mom, cousin, and dad all suggest remedies, but no matter what Jonah doeseat sugar, hold his breath, have someone shout, “Boo!”those hiccups simply won’t go away. Will his uncontrollable hiccups disrupt the festivities?
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By Tracy Newman
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Every week, Jonah looked forward to Shabbat.
He loved Grandma Sue's matzoh ball soup, the warm glow of the Shabbat candles, and playing all day Saturday.
But this Friday afternoon, when Jonah set the soupspoons on the dinner table, something happened ...
Jonah's cousin, Eden, tiptoed toward him, carrying the Shabbat challah.
"Boo!" she yelled.
Jonah jumped. "Whoa–what was that for?"
Eden smiled. "Just trying to scare your hiccups away before we eat."
"Oy, hiccups!" exclaimed Grandma Sue.
Mom handed Jonah a vase of flowers. "For the table," she said.
"Pretty," said his little sister, Abby.
But all Jonah could do was ...
Grandma Sue gave Jonah the sugar bowl. "Try eating some sugar. That always works for me."
Jonah scooped a spoonful into his mouth.
Everyone waited. Everyone was quiet. Then ...
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Shabbat Hiccups is so funny! It's a wonderful, humorous portrayal of one family's Shabbat and what happens when hiccups get in the way. I love the twist at the end, and the illustrations are vivid and adorable.