Yossi and the Monkeys

Yossi and the Monkeys

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Yossi has no money to buy the food and flowers his family needs for Shavuot. He tries selling the kippahs his wife sewed, but he has no luck--until a mischievous monkey shows up. The monkey's antics attract customers and win Yossi's heart . . . but did Yossi's new friend come to stay?
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Product details

  • 4+
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 239 x 282 x 10mm | 431g
  • Minneapolis, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, color
  • 1467789321
  • 9781467789325

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Hoping to earn some extra money to buy challah, blintzes, and flowers for Shavuot, a man named Yossi sets out with three kippahs, sewn by his wife, which are promptly stolen by a monkey as Yossi naps under a tree. Just when things are starting to resemble a Jewish riff on Esphyr Slobodkina's classic Caps for Sale, MacLeod turns the monkey into a help, rather than a menace: his playful presence (and juggling talent) make him a perfect sales sidekick, and soon Yossi's business is booming. The story takes some odd turns from there--it turns out that the monkey, dubbed Zelig, belongs to a traveling circus, requiring some negotiation between Yossi and the circus manager, as well as kippahs for eight other performing monkeys--but Waisman sustains a kooky atmosphere in her brightly colored images of round-headed, red-nosed monkeys and big-eyed villagers.--Publishers Weekly

-- "Journal"
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4 36% (4)
3 36% (4)
2 9% (1)
1 0% (0)
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