JILL WEBER signing and discussing GOODNIGHT BUBBALA. Written by Sheryl Haft, and fully illustrated by Jill, this festive parody reimagines a classic bedtime book as a lively Jewish family gathering complete with bubbies and zeydes, a dreidel, and a shmear on a bagel. Includes an exclusive latke recipe by Ina Garten, TV's Barefoot Contessa!
Jill Weber has illustrated and designed many children's books, including the Sydney Taylor Book Award Winner The Story of Passover by David Adler and the New York Times Bestseller The Christmas Tree by Julie Salamon. When she isn't illustrating, she can be found in her garden. She and her husband live in New Hampshire with various pets.
For more on Jill - https://www.frajilfarms.com/
Publishers Weekly (10/07/2019):
"In the small blue room/ There was a bubbala" begins this parody of Margaret Wise Brown's classic; here, the narration is Yiddish-inflected and the young rabbit's bedtime room becomes anything but quiet. In fact, "the whole mishpacha" drops by to boisterously celebrate Hanukkah (a menorah in the window indicates the eighth night) and make a big fuss over their youngest member ("Such a shayna punim!"). The room accommodates neither hush nor mush, but a very extended family ("two little bubbies schlepping their hubbies") and some serious noshing: on latkes "so good I could plotz!" and "one dozen bagels/ And a pot of kneidels." As dreidel spinning and song slowly wind down, the revelers (and one yarmulke-wearing mouse) make it clear that this bubbala is part of a lively, affectionate family--and very loved, indeed. Haft and Weber include a glossary of Yiddish words and a latke recipe by Ina Garten. Ages 2-5.