I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Dreidel
Item # : 33268
Price $17.99Members $16.19
by Caryn Yacowitz
illustrated by David Slonim
You've never seen Hanukkah or the "I Know an Old Lady" story like this before . . . through hilarious takes on the world's greatest works of art!
A family drives through the snow to visit their beloved bubbe, who spreads out a Hanukkah supper for everyone to enjoy. But one dish goes a little wrong:
"I know an old lady who swallowed a dreidel. A Hanukkah dreidel she thought was a bagel... Perhaps it's fatal."
Indeed, Bubbe's first bite leads to an insatiable taste for oil, latkes, applesauce, gelt -- even menorahs! But as the family tries to distract her from her gluttony, the items she devours grow ever larger. Will they be able to reconnect with her and bring her home for the last night of Hanukkah -- or will her feasting in fact be fatal? Beyond the joy of a Jewish take on this most American of folk songs, the illustrations here offer hilarious parodies of great works of art by da Vinci, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hopper, Rockwell, Matisse, Picasso and other masters--adding a whole new layer of humor and culture to the familiar tune. You'll love this old lady, and want to visit her every Hanukkah for years to come.
Grades PreK - 3