Shabbat Hiccups

Jonah loves Shabbat. But this week, as he helps his family set the table for dinner, something unexpected happens: he gets the hiccups! His sister, grandma, mom, cousin, and dad all suggest remedies, but no matter what Jonah does—eat sugar, hold his breath, have someone shout, “Boo!”—those hiccups simply won’t go away. Will his uncontrollable hiccups disrupt the festivities?

  • 32 Pages
  • 8" x 10"
  • 9780807573129
  • March 2016

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  • The story’s arc nicely folds in all the elements and practice of the weekly Shabbat celebration while maintaining a slightly understated air of amusing angst. In addition, the inclusion of the traditional Havdalah at sundown to bring the daylong observance to an end is effortlessly described, creating a complete picture for the weekly ritual. A pleasantly satisfying modern addition to the collection.

    - Kirkus Reviews

  • The charming, colorful gouache illustrations perfectly complement the text and beautifully depict a warm and loving family. A fresh, new offering for libraries serving large Jewish populations.

    - School Library Journal


Common Core

RL.2.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,10 RF.2.3,3d,3e,4,4a,4c SL.2.1,1b,1c,2,3,4,6 L.2.1,2,2a,2c,3,4,4a,4b,4c,4d L.2.5,5a,5a,6 W.2.1,2,3,5,6,7,8


  • Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5
  • ATOS Level: 2.5