I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Dreidel

by Caryn Yacowitz illustrated by David Slonim
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At Chanukah supper, Bubbe swallows a dreidel! Did she think it was a bagel? This fun holiday twist on the traditional rhyme also features illustrations inspired by classic works of art.

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A family drives through the snow to visit their beloved bubbe, who spreads out a Chanukah supper for everyone to enjoy. But one dish goes a little wrong.

Bubbe’s first bite leads to an insatiable taste for oil, latkes, applesauce, gelt, even menorahs! But as the family tries to distract her from her gluttony, the items she devours grow ever larger. Will they be able to reconnect with her and bring her home for the last night of Chanukah—or will her feasting go too far?

Beyond the joy of a Jewish take on this most American of folk songs, the illustrations here offer hilarious parodies of great works of art by da Vinci, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hopper, Rockwell, Matisse, Picasso, and other masters, adding a whole new layer of humor and culture to the familiar tune.
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Product Details

    • Grades: PreK - 2
    • Ages: 4 - 7
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 10" x 8"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-0-439-91531-1