|Bubbe Isabella and the Sukkot Cake|
Author: Terwilliger, Kelly
Publisher: Kar-Ben Publishing
Published: January 2005
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Binding Type: Hardcover
Annotation: Bubbe Isabella invites many animal guests to spend Sukkot with her, but they are more interested in eating the Sukkah than her lovely lemon cake.
|Physical Information: 0.36" H x 10.32" L x 8.16" W 24 pages|
|Bargain Category: Religious, Holiday/Seasonal, Early Elementary, Animals|
|Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.|
|Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2006 Spring)
In this slight but warm-hearted story, various animals eat parts of Bubbe Isabella's sukkah, but no one wants her lemon cake. When a little boy appears, it's too late for cake; a bear has already squashed it. Little information is provided about the holiday, but small children will understand that Sukkot celebrates the harvest. The soft colored illustrations reinforce the story's hominess. Copyright 2006 Horn Book Guide Reviews.
|Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2005 October)
PreS-Gr 2 -One Sukkot, Bubbe Isabella builds a sukkah and decorates it with leaves and branches, colored cloth, apples, grapes, corn, and pumpkins. Each night she wishes for someone to sit with her and share her freshly baked lemon cake. However, the only guests she receives are a caterpillar, a moth, a squirrel, a raccoon, a deer, and a bear that accidentally smashes the cake. They all enjoy munching on different parts of the sukkah and spending the evening together. Just as she is about to disassemble it, a boy asks for her colored cloth to make a flag for the Simchat Torah holiday procession. Bubbe Isabella is happy to finally be able to share her sukkah with someone else. With pleasant, animated illustrations, this unique story connects two Jewish holidays. The simple text reads well aloud, but readers may be disappointed that the words to Bubbe Isabella's welcome song, which she sings each evening to attract visitors, are not included. A brief note explaining the two holidays is included.-Rachel Kamin, Temple Israel Libraries & Media Center, West Bloomfield, MI[Page 131]. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.