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Little Red Ruthie: A Hanukkah Tale

It was a chilly winter in the northern woods, but Ruthie did not mind. Dressed in her favorite puffy red coat, she was going to spend Hanukkah with her grandmother, who lived on the other side of the forest. Ruthie was bringing sour cream and applesauce to go along with the yummy latkes. She carefully packed her basket and kissed her mother good-bye. Snow began to fall. Soon Ruthie was lost in a thicket, and she was not alone.

Someone was hiding behind the tree, and when he jumped out, Ruthie found herself face to face with a wolf. Ruthie will have to convince the wolf that eating latkes will be tastier than eating her!

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"Koster and Eastland’s spoof takes several twists and turns, including the revelation that the Wolf doesn’t mind dressing up as Bubbe (Eastland shows him spritzing himself with perfume and admiring himself in the mirror). Ruthie, meanwhile, finds a powerful weapon in latkes. She feeds the wolf so many of them (after explaining their significance, of course), that he begs to escape into the fresh air. (Bubbe Basha, being a bubbe, sends him on his way with a jelly donut.) Eastland’s digital drawings, breezy and punctuated with lots of red, are a stylish counterpoint to the poker-faced text." -- Publishers Weekly

Product Details

Recommended Age 4 - 8
Author Gloria Koster
Illustrator Sue Eastland
ISBN 0807546461
Publication Date Aug 1, 2017
Publisher Albert Whitman & Company
Language English