Leslie Kimmelman The Runaway Latkes

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The Runaway Latkes

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9780807571767: The Runaway Latkes

As Rebecca Bloom prepares for a Hanukkah party at the synagogue, three latkes jump right out of her frying pan. They head straight for the door, singing, "Big and round, crisp and brown, off we roll to see the town! And YOU can't catch us!" And so begins the chase. The sassy latkes roll out of the synagogue and through the town with Rebecca and a growing crowd in hot pursuit. Their travels come to an end at Applesauce River, where, by a modern-day Hanukkah miracle, the water actually turns into applesauce--the perfect bath for three crispy latkes!

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Leslie Kimmelman is the author of numerous picture books including The Three Bully Goats and Round the Turkey. Her books have received many awards, including several Sydney Taylor Notable Books. She lives with her family in New York.

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Ages 2-4. In a joyful Hanukkah version of "The Gingerbread Man," Kimmelman tells of three big, round latkes, crisp and brown, that jump out of the pan and roll off to see the town. Children will enjoy the mischievous cumulative tale: the young cook, Rebecca, chases the singing latkes; then the rabbi chases the latkes and Rebecca chases the rabbi, who chases the cantor, who chases the mayor, who chases the police . . . The ending, in which the crisp latkes jump into an applesauce river, is certainly contrived, but the singing latkes' defiant rhyme will have kids joining in. Yalowitz's energetic illustrations, with simple shapes and dancing rhythm, capture the slapstick of the chase story. And, of course, there's a recipe on the last page. Hazel Rochman
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