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Five Little Gefiltes

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Publisher Comments:

When five curious young gefilte fish have the chutzpah to sneak out of their jar and set off to explore the world, they are followed by a loud OY VEY!—Mama Gefilte isn’t too happy to see her little ones leaving the nest. But she’s taught them well, and at the end of their adventures, each one proves himself a mensch—making Mama one proud gefilte indeed.

Dave Horowitz’s playful rhyming tale, its illustrations packed with comic asides, will have readers giggling out loud and looking for opportunities to practice their Yiddish—with help from the handy glossary at the end of the book.

Review:

"With this endearing if uneven parody of 'Five Little Ducklings,' Horowitz (The Ugly Pumpkin) initiates youngsters into the joys of Yiddish — just in time for Passover. After explaining what gefilte fish is (though non-Jewish readers may not be helped much by a definition that compares them to 'matzo balls made out of fish'), the author sends the five title characters out of their jar to explore New York City. Mama Gefilte's cries of 'Oy vey!' meeting with decreasing success as, one by one, the gefiltes are lured away: 'One little gefilte went out one day./ A big yellow taxi schlepped him away./ Mama Gefilte cried out 'Oy vey!'/ but not a single gefilte came back that day.' Comic asides abound, enabling Horowitz to stuff even more Yiddishisms into his story, including the always evocative 'tuches' and 'plotz.' Of course, all the gefiltes do eventually come back to their meshugana Mama ' 'cause each was a mensch!' Horowitz's gefiltes actually do look an awful lot like matzo balls, but their hats give them character, and his compositions play up the puns (e.g., a movie ad for Goldie Lox and the 3 Schmears). Simms Taback's Kibitzers and Fools this is not. Think of this as pretty tasty schmear. All ages. (Feb.) " Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Ideal for Passover, this playful rhyming tale about five curious young gefilte fish who sneak out of their jar to see the world is packed with comic asides that will have readers giggling and looking for opportunities to practice their Yiddish. Includes a glossary. Full color.

About the Author

Dave Horowitz wrote and illustrated Beware of Tigers, The Ugly Pumpkin and Soon, Baboon, Soon. He lives in Rosendale, New York.

Dave Horowitz wrote and illustrated Beware of Tigers, The Ugly Pumpkin and Soon, Baboon, Soon. He lives in Rosendale, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399246081
Author:
Horowitz, Dave
Publisher:
Putnam Publishing Group
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Counting
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Concepts - Counting & Numbers
Subject:
Stories in rhyme
Subject:
Children s humor
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Publication Date:
20070231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to AND UP
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
7.24x10.52x.39 in. .66 lbs.
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 32 pages Putnam Publishing Group - English 9780399246081 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "With this endearing if uneven parody of 'Five Little Ducklings,' Horowitz (The Ugly Pumpkin) initiates youngsters into the joys of Yiddish — just in time for Passover. After explaining what gefilte fish is (though non-Jewish readers may not be helped much by a definition that compares them to 'matzo balls made out of fish'), the author sends the five title characters out of their jar to explore New York City. Mama Gefilte's cries of 'Oy vey!' meeting with decreasing success as, one by one, the gefiltes are lured away: 'One little gefilte went out one day./ A big yellow taxi schlepped him away./ Mama Gefilte cried out 'Oy vey!'/ but not a single gefilte came back that day.' Comic asides abound, enabling Horowitz to stuff even more Yiddishisms into his story, including the always evocative 'tuches' and 'plotz.' Of course, all the gefiltes do eventually come back to their meshugana Mama ' 'cause each was a mensch!' Horowitz's gefiltes actually do look an awful lot like matzo balls, but their hats give them character, and his compositions play up the puns (e.g., a movie ad for Goldie Lox and the 3 Schmears). Simms Taback's Kibitzers and Fools this is not. Think of this as pretty tasty schmear. All ages. (Feb.) " Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Ideal for Passover, this playful rhyming tale about five curious young gefilte fish who sneak out of their jar to see the world is packed with comic asides that will have readers giggling and looking for opportunities to practice their Yiddish. Includes a glossary. Full color.
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