Shabbat Hiccups

Shabbat Hiccups




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 does—eat sugar, hold his breath, have someone shout, “Boo!”—those hiccups simply won’t go away. Will his uncontrollable hiccups disrupt the festivities?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807573129
Publisher: Whitman, Albert & Company
Publication date: 03/01/2016
Series: Shabbat Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: AD510L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Tracy Newman is the author of numerous children's books including Shabbat Hiccups and Uncle Eli's Wedding. She lives with her family and two cats in Connecticut.

Working primarily in gouache, Ilana Exelby's illustrations are fun and bright with quirky characters and scenarios that people of all ages can relate to. Ilana has a degree in illustration from the University of Lincoln and is from the UK.

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Shabbat Hiccups

By Tracy Newman


Copyright © 2016 Tracy Newman
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-5040-3172-1


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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