Sheryl Prenzlau Room For One More

ISBN 13: 9781598269321

Room For One More

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  Chaim and Yenta are at their wits' end - with ten children and a one-room house, they decide it's high time to get the rabbi's advice.

"Our house is so crowded, one room's not enough
For all of our children and all of our stuff...

We've no money for building or moving away.
So what should we do, Rabbi, what do you say?"


In this humorous retelling of the well-known tale, the characters and their dilemma come alive through colorful rhymes and animated illustrations. Room for One More is guaranteed to make parents chuckle and children laugh out loud while offering a profound life lesson.

Just make sure to keep your eyes and ears open as you read - if you do, you will surely find one uninvited guest, each child's favorite hobby, and some clever plays on words - stuff to keep readers of all ages entertained from start to finish.

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"A hilarious folk tale, rich in crazy storyline with subtle moral and empathetic characters, returns, tweaked, in modern garb... outstanding rhyming quatrains, brilliant illustrations, a fast pace, and a spelled out moral conclusion...Author Prenzlau does a wonderful job with the plot of this classic; illustrator Katz's mobile art advances the story, showcasing  distinctly Orthodox characters... For its fussing and fuming, energy and joy, smells and smiles, this modern revision of a deservedly popular classic is highly recommended for ages 6-10."- Ellen G.Cole, jewishbookcouncil.org/

What distinguishes this book from the myriad versions available?The book is presented as a story within a story, as a grandmotherly woman “tells a tale” to young listeners.The story is made up of four-line rhymes; the pacing is fast and even. This is one of the few versions that mention not only the space constraints, but also the odor. The imaginative illustrations complement the text, with the pictures of the crowded house brimming with activity and color, as well as some hidden objects. Another nice touch is that Chaim visits the rabbi in different venues—his office, his home, a wedding, and a bris—so that the reader sees different scenes of Jewish life, as well as Chaim’s exasperation. Chaim also learns a valuable lesson from Pirke Avos (Ethics of the Fathers 4:1): Who is rich? He who is content with his portion. While all the males are wearing kippot and the women have their hair covered, the humor and energy of this book make it appropriate for all Jewish libraries and an excellent choice for story time.
Kathe Pinchuck, Past Chair, Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee, Ramat Bet Shemesh, Israel

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