Five Little Gefiltes by Dave Horowitz

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When five curious young gefilte fish have the chutzpah to sneak out of their jar and set off to explore the world, they are followed by a loud OY VEY!—Mama Gefilte isn’t too happy to see her little ones leaving the nest. But she’s taught them well, and at the end of their adventures, each one proves himself a mensch—making Mama one proud gefilte indeed.

Dave Horowitz’s playful rhyming tale, its illustrations packed with comic asides, will have readers giggling out loud and looking for opportunities to practice their Yiddish—with help from the handy glossary at the end of the book.


About Dave Horowitz

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Dave Horowitz wrote and illustrated Beware of Tigers, The Ugly Pumpkin and Soon, Baboon, Soon. He lives in Rosendale, New York.
Published February 1, 2007 by Putnam Juvenile. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In this variation of that favorite rhyme of children’s librarians, “Five Little Ducks Went Out One Day,” five little gefiltes leave their jar and cause their mother to cry “Oy Vey!” Gefilte fish is a traditional Jewish stuffed-fish dish usually served as an appetizer.

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meeting with decreasing success as, one by one, the gefiltes are lured away: "One little gefilte went out one day./ A big yellow taxi schlepped him away./ Mama Gefilte cried out 'Oy vey!'/ but not a single gefilte came back that day."

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