“I know bupkis about baking. Nothing!”
A girl and her Bubbie (grandmother) embrace an old family tradition- the baking of challah- a braided yeast-raised bread. Neither the younger or the older of the pair had ever made challah before, but they decided to “figure it out together. It’s our new tradition: to make a challah every Friday!” The first couple attempts don’t exactly turn out perfectly, but each attempt continues to be “the best challah that we’d ever made… so far!”
This picture book is encompasses a touching family bonding activity with a ‘can-do’ persistence that is perfect for sharing with lower elementary listeners. Those looking for an example of “practice makes progress” and not letting mistakes get you down will definitely want to pick this up. Included in a back is a challah recipe with baking tips for the readers to try- a great way to encompass the senses and turn reading time into an interactive adventure.