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It's Not Worth Making a Tzimmes Over!

By Betsy R. Rosenthal (Author) & Ruth Rivers (Illustrator)
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Sara and her grandma add too much yeast to the challah dough and it grows so big that it threatens to take over the whole neighborhood, with a glossary of Yiddish words.

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Sara and her grandma are going to make a challah. What fun But Sara gets distracted, and a glass of orange juice and fifty-four extra packets of yeast accidentally get added to the ingredients. Oy veh While the two cooks are watching Grandma's favorite movie, The Blob, the challah dough grows and makes its way out into the street. Now it's taking over the neighborhood Grandma is worried, but Sara has an idea. She thinks there is a way they can clean up the dough and share the yummy challah with the whole neighborhood. Besides, as Grandma always says, "It's not worth making a tzimmes over "

Citations And Professional Reviews
It's Not Worth Making a Tzimmes Over! by Betsy R. Rosenthal & Ruth Rivers has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Kirkus Review - Children - 03/01/2006 page 238
  • Booklist - 03/15/2006 page 53
  • School Library Journal - 05/01/2006 page 103
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2006 page 316

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Albert Whitman & Company
Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.12" Width: 8.38" Height: 0.32"
Weight:   0.65 lbs.
Binding  Library Binding
Release Date   Mar 1, 2006
Publisher   Albert Whitman & Company
Age  5-8
ISBN  0807536776  
ISBN13  9780807536773  

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More About Betsy R. Rosenthal & Ruth Rivers

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Before she began writing children's books, Betsy Rosenthal was a lawyer for a national civil rights agency. She left that career behind to raise her three children and concentrate on her writing. She is the author of three picture books: My House Is Singing, It's Not Worth Making a Tzimmes Over!, and Which Shoes Would You Choose?Looking for Me is her first novel.Ms. Rosenthal has also had many essays published in national and local newspapers and magazines. To learn more about Ms. Rosenthal, you can visit her at

Betsy R. Rosenthal has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Millbrook Picture Books

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
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It's not worth making a tzimmes over  May 11, 2006
Ms. Rosenthal came to visit my son's school today. She is a former attorney turned children's author, and it seems she likes her new profession so much more! Thank you for enriching the lives of our children. A Brandeis Hillel Day School mom
Delightful, funny story of baking gone awry  Apr 11, 2006
by Liz S.

Sara and Grandma Strauss have a big "blob-lem" when their challah dough grows and grows to take over the kitchen, house and neighborhood in "It's Not Worth Making a Tzimmes Over!" by Betsy Rosenthal. Sara admits to accidentally adding a little extra yeast-- 54 extra packets, to be exact-- to the dough, but Grandma is unfazed: "It's not worth making a tzimmes over." Sprinkled with Yiddish expressions (defined at the end of the book), this charming tale will keep young readers turning the pages to discover how Sara and her grandmother solve this expanding problem.
Wonderful read...  Mar 29, 2006
I've read this book to my daughter a number of times already, yet she keeps asking for me to read it again and again....she particularly loves as the challah grows bigger and bigger...the book is charming, well written and the illustrations are lively and eye-catching. Check out the challah really works!

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