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Talia and the Very Yum Kippur!


Illustrated by Francesca Assirelli

Publisher: Kar-Ben Publishing    

ISBN-10: 1467752401
ISBN-13: 978-1467752404
Synopsis:
Talia of Talia and the Rude Vegetables fame is back with another pun-driven story of misheard words and malapropisms. When grandma talks about preparing for breaking the Yom Kippur fast, Talia instead hears the words as 'breakfast' and 'Yum' Kippur, setting a funny series of events into motion with her misunderstanding.

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From Publishers Weekly: 

“Marshall and Assirelli reprise the format of 2011's Talia and the Rude Vegetables as Talia helps her grandmother prepare another holiday meal. This time Grandma is making kugel for the family's Yom Kippur break-fast meal. Talia mistakes "break-fast" for "breakfast," so she's confused about why the rest of the family left for synagogue without eating. "It's a fast day," explains Grandma. "It must be a very fast day if no one had time for breakfast," thinks a still-perplexed Talia. Eventually, Grandma tells Talia about the big evening meal and how, on Yom Kippur, "Jews fast and pray and think about how to be better people." The soft, rounded shapes of Assirelli's illustrations help establish the cozy, gently funny atmosphere of Talia's grandparents' rural home, and the pun-driven jokes keep the mood upbeat, even as Grandma introduces the idea of atonement (Talia apologizes to her grandmother for lying about the "lamp my doll broke"). It's a fine introduction to an important Jewish holiday, as well as a reminder that intangible things like forgiveness can be as delicious as the best kugel.”
"the pun-driven jokes keep the mood upbeat”

“a fine introduction to an important Jewish holiday, as well as a reminder that intangible things like forgiveness can be as delicious as the best kugel"



“Marshall adeptly exploits the nuance of language and its use in context to introduce the significance of the holiday's atonement through prayer and fast in a simple way for young children. The long, slow—the opposite of fast!—day alone with Grandma gives Talia the opportunity to think about her own shortcomings and to apologize. The folk-style illustrations in deep tones evoke this sweet and endearing little girl's day with her loving elder.”
“Both a loving family story and a deft introduction to the significance of the holiday.”
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Note: Book includes a recipe for Talia's very YUM kugel! Try it. You'll like it!
One year, just after Rosh Hashanah, I made a little joke..."What if YUM! Kippur came next?"
Talia (and there is a real Talia) giggled at my joke. That gave me the idea that there might be a book in there…And, even more importantly, that I had the opportunity to explain Yom Kippur in a way that's understandable to small children and people throughout the world.
~Linda
One year, just after Rosh Hashanah, I made a little joke..."What if YUM! Kippur came next?"
Talia (and there is a real Talia) giggled at my joke. That gave me the idea that there might be a book in there…And, even more importantly, that I had the opportunity to explain Yom Kippur in a way that's understandable and, even more importantly, that I had the opportunity to explain Yom Kippur, a holy day of introspection and atonement.
~Linda
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Talia and the Very Yum Kippur!


Illustrated by Francesca Assirelli

Publisher: KarBen/Lerner    

ISBN-10: 1467752401
ISBN-13: 978-1467752404