Nosh, Schlep, Schluff


By Laurel Snyder; Tiphanie Beeke (Illustrator)
(Random House Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780375864971, 14pp.)

Publication Date: January 25, 2011

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Learning—and using—Yiddish is fun for the whole family, from the youngest mamaleh to the oldest bubbe and zaideh. Introduced to America as the mother tongue of millions of Jewish immigrants, Yiddish has made its way into everyday English. The sprightly, rhyming text follows a toddler through a busy day and is peppered from beginning to end with Yiddish words. Oy!—will everybody kvell when they hear their little ones spouting words from this most expressive of languages. Here are just a few that are included in this sturdy board book: bissel—little bit; ess—eat; kibitz—joke around, chat; klutz—clumsy one; kvell—burst with pride, gush; kvetchy—dissatisfied, whiny.

About the Author

LAUREL SNYDER is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and the author of the middle-grade novels Up and Down the Scratchy Mountains and Any Which Wall.  She and her family live in Atlanta, Georgia. Visit her online at

TIPHANIE BEEKE is one of Britain's top young illustrators. She is particularly known for her beautifully atmospheric watercolor art and her distinctive, appealing animal characters. She lives in Hertfordshire, England, with her husband and two sons.

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