Practice makes progress in this multigenerational story about family traditions and the pursuit of the perfect challah
Bubbie and Rivka are not the best bakers . . . yet. But they are starting a new tradition. Every Friday they will bake a challah together!
Week after week, Bubbie and Rivka pull a challah out of the oven that’s not quite right. Once, it’s a little lumpy. Another time, it’s totally burnt! But no matter what has gone wrong, each challah is the best one they’ve ever made (. . . so far!)
As Bubbie and Rivka put their heads together to solve each week’s baking disaster, they learn something new about how to approach their next challah, fine-tuning their skills and ensuring next week’s bread will be even tastier. They learn that practice makes progress and persistence makes for some very special together time . . . and some very yummy challah!
BUBBIE & RIVKA’S BEST-EVER CHALLAH (SO FAR!) has already been selected as a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection.
The book has has also been selected by PJ Library for distribution in 2022!
“…Reul creates a delightfully chic Bubbie wearing draped scarves and bold jewelry, and Rivka’s gap-toothed delight at the duo’s time learning together is thoroughly endearing. The blend of hand-done and digital techniques echo the book’s theme of new-meets-old, and its iterative structure underlines the idea that “practice makes progress.”” – Publisher’s Weekly Review
“…Reul’s bright, colorful cartoons perfectly capture the love and humor of learning to bake. Rivka’s and Bubbie’s large, round brown eyes, facial expressions, and body language dramatically express every emotion and reaction. Young readers and their grands will feel the love and connect to their own family traditions.” – Kirkus Review