A Book about Bupkes
This is a book about bupkes: nothing, zero, zilch. Sometimes, though, what looks like nothing turns out to be the most important thing of all. An empty garden seems like nothing―bupkes! But it means that Zoe and her mom have taken a big basket of fresh veggies to their neighbor. An empty bench at the playground seems like nothing—bupkes! But Zoe has made a new friend and now no one needs to sit on the bench. An empty soup bowl seems like nothing―bupkes! But Zoe takes chicken soup to her sick mom and, after eating it, her mom feels better. The funny thing is that bupkes may mean nothing, but it can feel like everything.
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 2|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Kar-Ben Publishing ®|
|Number of Pages||24|
Author: Leslie Kimmelman
Leslie Kimmelman is an award-winning author of dozens of books for children, both fiction and nonfiction. She lives in Ardsley, New York.
Illustrator: Roxana de Rond
Roxana de Rond has a passion for drawing. While completing her MA in Children's Book Illustration at Anglia Ruskin University, she turned people-watching into stories told with just a few strokes of pen and ink and gouache. She lives in Cambridge, England.
“Nothing short of charming.”―Booklist
“Slice-of-life drawings and upbeat characters…assure readers that the world moves forward on even the smallest acts of kindness.”―Publishers Weekly
“Thoughtful, tender, and charming. Definitely not bupkes.”―Kirkus Reviews
“Bupkes means a lot more than nothing in this delightful picture book.”―Association of Jewish Libraries
“Implies the performance of a mitzvah in every scene. A Book About Bupkes changes the familiar notion of bupkes into something truly new.”―Jewish Book Council