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Once Upon A Shabbos

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  9 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Bears don't live in Brooklyn, but both Shira and Jacob encounter one on their trip to the store to buy honey for Bubbe's Shabbos kugel. This whimsical fairy tale will tickle the funny bone and teach a few Yiddish words in the process.
Published August 1st 1998 by Kar-Ben Publishing (Tm) (first published June 28th 1998)
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Nov 28, 2019 rated it liked it
A darling book with a story that provides an opportunity to introduce some Yiddish words to the reader, along with a message that ferocious-seeming folks may be lonely or sad and in need of compassion. This one went straight into the Little Free Library for the neighborhood kids to enjoy.
Mar 10, 2012 rated it liked it
cute story about a bear, lost in brooklyn, that meets up w/a york bubbe.
i'd have liked it better w/a pronounciation guide for the yiddish words. i'm afraid of what the book would sould like if i tried to read it aloud.
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An entertaining bit of cultural literature.
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