Ziggy's Big Idea
Ziggy loves coming up with new inventions. Unfortunately, though, most of his inventions just don’t work out, like the square ‘Ziggyball’ or the ‘shulstilts’ he makes for Rabbi Levi.
Ziggy’s father sells buns for Moishe the Baker, but Mrs. Schwartz always complains that the buns are undercooked at the center. That’s when Ziggy puts his creative mind to work, with his idea for making the bakers buns tastier and easier to carry, leading to the creation of one of the worlds favorite treats – the bagel! Bagel recipe included.
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 4|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Fiction, Picture Books|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Kar-Ben Publishing ™, Lerner Digital ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
Jewish Book World
“Cleverly written and tastily presented, this sweet book is highly recommended for ages 5-9.” — Jewish Book World
“It’s solid storytelling, and Joni’s earth-toned drawings are a pleasing mix of flattened perspectives, dimensionality, and texture.” — Publisher’s Weekly
“The story’s dialogue-driven, child-oriented approach makes a nifty starting point for this ‘origin tale’ of a much-loved breakfast food.” — Kirkus Reviews
Illustrator: Rasa Joni
Author: Ilana Long
Ilana Long is seriously funny. She is an author, stand-up comic, and a middle school English and drama teacher. Ilana studied improvisational comedy at Second City in Chicago. Her love of travel has taken her to many places, including Cancun, Mexico, where she taught high school, and was quickly surpassed by her children in Spanish language acquisition. She lives in the Seattle area with her husband and twin 11-year-olds.