Clarence's Topsy-Turvy Shabbat

Clarence's Topsy-Turvy Shabbat

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Is Clarence confused and will he create chaos on Shabbat? His special Shabbat challah recipe calls for flour, oil, honey, yeast and water, and his neighbors eagerly await their loaves. But instead he gathers a silly assortment of things. How will he bake his challah?
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Product details

  • Hardback | 24 pages
  • 225 x 270 x 10.16mm | 362.87g
  • Minneapolis, United States
  • English
  • 1541542428
  • 9781541542426

Review quote

Clarence the raccoon loves Shabbat and wants to prepare for and honor it in the best way he possibly can - by making his very own challah. Problems arise when Clarence goes out to purchase the necessary ingredients. But, in an Amelia Bedelia kind of way, he returns with a unique set of inappropriate ingredients. He needs flour for his challah, but instead he comes home with a 'flower.' And so the craziness continues, as an outspoken narrator who tries very hard to keep Clarence on the right track. 'Seriously, Clarence? WHAT are you thinking?' There is also a group of helpful odd-looking animal friends who support Clarence while adding to the silliness and delight of the story. Finally, there is a beautiful Shabbat table with delicious fresh challah for all the friends to share.

The unusual illustrations portray appealing animals including a bunny, an otter, and a beast with long, lanky bodies and pinprick eyes who exude warmth and caring for their friends. The book is fun, adorable, and totally enjoyable both as a read aloud and for individuals. Clarence is a lovable fool, and it's so nice to have a new twist on a Shabbat story. -- Rachel Glasser, retired librarian, Yavneh Academy, Teaneck, NJ

-- "Magazine"
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4 50% (11)
3 14% (3)
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