Bubbe Isabella and the Sukkot Cake

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

In this charming folktale, Bubbe Isabella builds a sukkah to celebrate the harvest holiday. She bakes a special cake and hopes to share it with her animal friends – only to find that they prefer to eat the fruits and vegetables that decorate the sukkah—and finally the sukkah itself! You’ll be surprised what finally happens to the cake.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ®
Language English
Publication Date 2014-01-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV017090, JUV033020
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Features Reviewed

Illustrator: Phyllis Hornung


Chicago Jewish Star

“It’s a charming story that will engage small children as they anticipate what happens to the cake, and the sukkah.”

Jewish Book World

“This will be a great read-aloud for preschoolers and primary grade students, who will appreciate the adorable illustrations, and will laugh out loud …Highly recommended for school and synagogue libraries.”

Jewish News Weekly of Northern California

“Laced with lots of humor. . . it may be a book primary-grade kids may like to read themselves, though it also works as a read-aloud, shared experience. . .illustrations are wonderful.”
Jewish News Weekly of Northern California

School Library Journal

“With pleasant, animated illustrations, this unique story connects the two Jewish holidays. The simple text reads well aloud. . .”
—School Library Journal