FIVE LITTLE GEFILTES by Dave Horowitz

FIVE LITTLE GEFILTES

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Age Range: 4 - 7

KIRKUS REVIEW

In this variation of that favorite rhyme of children’s librarians, “Five Little Ducks Went Out One Day,” five little gefiltes leave their jar and cause their mother to cry “Oy Vey!” Gefilte fish is a traditional Jewish stuffed-fish dish usually served as an appetizer. These five enjoy New York City activities such as going to the theater to enjoy “Goldie Lox & the 3 Shmears,” swimming in the great New York Bay and crashing the buffet line in the deli. After Mama Gefilte moans and groans alone on a park bench, they all come back. Those who enjoy reading goofy rhymes with a Yinglish flavor may find something appealing in this otherwise silly endeavor that doesn’t always scan properly. The illustrations are full of humor aimed more at adults, and the little gefiltes resemble nothing so much as misshapen lumps of clay. Nostalgic looks back at the lively culture of immigrant Jews are worthy of applause, but this effort? Feh! (glossary) (Picture book. 4-7)

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 2007
ISBN: 0-399-24608-8
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Putnam
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 15th, 2007




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