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The Resource The rabbi slurps spaghetti, by Leslie Kimmelman ; illustrated by Sharon Davey

The rabbi slurps spaghetti, by Leslie Kimmelman ; illustrated by Sharon Davey

Label
The rabbi slurps spaghetti
Title
The rabbi slurps spaghetti
Statement of responsibility
by Leslie Kimmelman ; illustrated by Sharon Davey
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Detective-in-training Lena and her dog, Sandy Koufax, investigate how Rabbi Max can do so many different things, from braiding challah to building a sukkah, so well. Includes a note for families
Character
Review
Young Lena, an aspiring detective, secretly observes the rabbi of her synagogue doing his numerous tasks and performing his varied responsibilities. As Lena and her dog assistant, Sandy, crouch behind a bush with dark glasses and a notepad, "the mysterious rabbi...seems to be everywhere." His many jobs include teaching, conducting ceremonies, celebrating holidays, providing comfort and advice, and participating in the overall life of his Jewish community. Though he may seem like a "superhero," Lena acknowledges the rabbi's peculiarities. He "slurps spaghetti," strews his floor with dirty socks, and even attends playtime tea parties (at which he looks "quite elegant"). Lena discovers a lot, declaring, "Rabbi Max is just one AWESOME PERSON"—but what endears him to her most is that, as his daughter, she can "slurp spaghetti right beside him" at the dinner table. Childlike cartoon drawings reflect a multigenerational suburban Jewish community; Rabbi Max, his daughter, and their family present white, but the broader congregation is racially diverse, and at least one member uses a wheelchair. An author's note includes four questions for discussion to extend the basic information presented through Lena's narration. Though not much of a challenge, Lena's detective work helps solve the mystery of a rabbi's professional life from a child's perspective. (Picture book. 5-8) (Kirkus Reviews, March 1, 2019)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10777034
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kimmelman, Leslie
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.K56493
LC item number
Rab 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Davey, Sharon
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rabbis
  • Jews
  • Judaism
  • Families
  • Rabbis
  • Jews
  • Judaism
  • Family life
  • Mystery and detective stories
Target audience
primary
Label
The rabbi slurps spaghetti, by Leslie Kimmelman ; illustrated by Sharon Davey
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
2017059974
Dimensions
22 x 29 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781681155432
Lccn
2017059974
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
Label
The rabbi slurps spaghetti, by Leslie Kimmelman ; illustrated by Sharon Davey
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
2017059974
Dimensions
22 x 29 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781681155432
Lccn
2017059974
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations

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