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IT’S NOT WORTH MAKING A TZIMMES OVER! by Betsy R. Rosenthal

IT’S NOT WORTH MAKING A TZIMMES OVER!

By Betsy R. Rosenthal (Author) , Ruth Rivers (Illustrator)

Age Range: 4 - 7

Pub Date: March 1st, 2006
ISBN: 0-8075-3677-6
Publisher: Whitman

On a summer’s Friday, Grandma and her granddaughter bake a challah, and while waiting for the dough to rise, go outside to play badminton. Grandma is none too good at this, so next they find an old horror movie, The Blob, to watch. Horror of horrors, they are overwhelmed by a massive blob of challah dough because granddaughter Sara put in way too much yeast. She saves the day by printing out flyers offering challah dough to the neighborhood. All in all, this is a very ordinary offering that does not rise to the level of usefulness in collections. Though Grandma peppers her language with a few Yiddish words that are translated in a glossary, her language is rooted in an earlier generation and the literary reference to Strega Nona is unworthy of the wonderful original. As the title says, this is not worth making a fuss over. (Includes a recipe for Challah a l’Orange) (Picture book. 4-7)