This festive parody reimagines a classic bedtime book as a lively Jewish family gathering complete with bubbies and zeydes, a dreidel, and a shmear on a bagel. Includes an exclusive latke recipe by Ina Garten, TV’s Barefoot Contessa!
In the small blue room there was a bubbala, and a little shmatta,
and then–oy vey!–came the whole mishpacha!
This zesty parody of one of America’s favorite picture books offers a very different bedtime routine: one that is full of family exuberance and love. Instead of whispers of “hush,” this bedtime includes dancing and kvelling, and of course, noshing–because this little bunny is a Jewish bunny, and this joyous book celebrates the Jewish values of cherishing your loved ones, expressing gratitude, and being generous.
Filled with Yiddish words, the book includes a phonetic glossary and even an easy latke recipe by beloved cookbook author Ina Garten, who calls the book “brilliant, beautiful, important, and so much fun!”
What Kind of Book is Goodnight Bubbala: A Joyful Parody
Sheryl Haft creates playful books and inventive experiences to spark children’s imaginations. She is the author of I LOVE YOU, BLANKIE, Little Brown Books, 2015, and BABY-BOO, I LOVE YOU, Penguin Books for Young Readers, 2017. Her next two picture books are GOODNIGHT BUBBALA, to be published by Dial Books for Young Readers, Fall 2019, and MAZIE’S AMAZING MACHINES Penguin Random House, 2020.
Sheryl is also an Educator and the Founder of Kids Engineer! an elementary after-school program teaching engineering principles through design and invention-building. She currently teaches Kids Engineer workshops through pARTners Jackson Hole.
Jill Weber doubles as a children’s book illustrator and designer. Her favorite projects are the ones where she wears both hats. She has illustrated numerous books for children and adults. She has three new books coming out next year—Pippa’s Passover Plate by Vivian Kirkfield (Holiday House, NY), What Is The Story of Hello Kitty? by Kirsten Anderson (Penguin Workshop, NY) and Goodnight Bubbala by Sheryl Haft (Dial Books for Young Readers, NY). When she is not in her studio drawing or at NHIA teaching, she can found working in her garden.
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