Ziggy's Big Idea

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 4
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

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.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Fiction, Picture Books
Copyright 2014
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ®
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2014-01-01
BISACS JUV019000, JUV043000, JUV033020
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9 x 11
Features Reviewed


Jewish Book World

“Cleverly written and tastily presented, this sweet book is highly recommended for ages 5-9.” — Jewish Book World

Publishers Weekly

“It’s solid storytelling, and Joni’s earth-toned drawings are a pleasing mix of flattened perspectives, dimensionality, and texture.” — Publisher’s Weekly

Kirkus Reviews

“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

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.

Illustrator: Rasa Joni