Beni's First Wedding (Hardcover)

By Jane Breskin Zalben, Jane Breskin Zalben (Illustrator)

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9780805048469, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 1998

List Price: 14.95*
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On the day of Uncle Izzy and Sashi's wedding, Beni has butterflies in his stomach. As he walks slowly and steadily down the aisle with the wedding ring on the pillow, he hears friendly voices cheering him on. But just when Aunt Gertie calls out "Sheyna kup!" Beni loses his balance and accidentally tips the pillow--off rolls the ring! Will Beni find the ring in time for the wedding to go on?

In her signature style, Jane Breskin Zalben captures the joy, warmth, and tradition of a Jewish wedding celebration. Also included are brief introductions to wedding customs from around the world, as well as a recipe for Mama's Honey Wedding Cake.

About the Author

Jane Breskin Zalben is the author and illustrator of "Beni's First Chanukah; Happy Passover, Rosie; Leo & Blossom's Sukkah; Happy New Year, Beni; Papa's Latkes; "and "Beni's Family Cookbook for the Jewish Holidays." She lives in Sands Point, New York, with her family.

Praise For Beni's First Wedding

"The story is set at a festive, traditional Jewish wedding; a recipe, a glossary of terms and an account of wedding customs of other faiths are the icing on the cake." --Publishers Weekly