Clever Children’s Book


The children's book Chicken Soup, Chicken Soup is a clever book that deals with a granddaughter caught between two grandmothers and their family traditions.(Note: I received free copies of the books mentioned but that did not influence my opinion.)

What happens when a man and a woman marry and they are from different cultures?

Or different religions?

How do they resolve those differences?

And, how do those differences affect their children?

In the children’s book Chicken Soup, Chicken Soup by Pamela Mayer addresses those concerns.

Sophie has a Jewish grandmother and a Chinese grandmother.

She loves Bubbe’s Jewish chicken soup, made with kreplach. She also loves Nai Nai’s Chinese chicken soup, that has wontons in it.

The children's book Chicken Soup, Chicken Soup is a clever book that deals with a granddaughter caught between two grandmothers and their family traditions.

The children's book Chicken Soup, Chicken Soup is a clever book that deals with a granddaughter caught between two grandmothers and their family traditions.

Sophie loved both of her grandmothers. She loved their chicken soup. And, she came up with a great plan to bring both of her grandmothers (and their soups) together.

When a man and a woman marry, they automatically have differences because we all know that men are from Mars, right?

And when parents have different religions or cultures that compounds those differences. And, sometimes their children are caught in the middle.

I absolutely LOVED the creative solution how Sophie resolved the two cultures in her life. While the subject of the book is ‘soup,’ that soup is symbolic of the many traditions and ways of doing things between two cultures and religions.

This book is a sweet story that validates that a family’s two cultures and religions are equally important and can be celebrated and enjoyed by everyone.

Lucky for you, I’m NOT going to spoil things and tell you what Sophie did. You’ll have to read the book to find out! (It is a VERY clever solution, IMHO!)

The children's book Chicken Soup, Chicken Soup is a clever book that deals with a granddaughter caught between two grandmothers and their family traditions.

I loved the illustrations in the book. They are colorful,  bright, and appealing. I love how the people look. I’ve tried to decide which grandmother I like best and I can’t choose. They are both so well-drawn that I love them both. Two thumbs up to Deborah Melmon, the illustrator. She did a fabulous job on the illustrations.

I highly recommend this book! It will be a great addition to a family’s library!

You can get a copy of Chicken Soup, Chicken Soup from the Kar-Ben Publishing company. It is one of their new books hot off the press! It would make a great Christmas present for a grandchild. (Or birthday present!)

The wonderful folks at Kar-Ben also sent me some other books. Lights Out Shabbat by Sarene Shulimson and illustrated by Jeff Ebbeler is a wonderful book that shows that you can celebrate Shabbat even when the electricity goes out. Aren’t the illustrations delightful?

Lights Out Shabbat by Sarene Shulimson is a delightful book about holding Shabbat even when the electricity goes out.

Lights Out Shabbat by Sarene Shulimson is a delightful book about holding Shabbat even when the electricity goes out.

 

Kar-Ben has lots of wonderful children books featuring grandparents:

I recommend all of these books! You and your grandkids will really enjoy them — especially together.

Kar-Ben publishes high quality K-8th grade titles that reflect the rich cultural diversity of today’s Jewish families.

Not Jewish? No worries! These books are an excellent way to learn more about Jewish life and culture.

Now for a wonderful announcement.

I’m having a giveaway. Yahoo!

One of my lucky readers will receive a copy of Chicken Soup, Chicken Soup. All you have to do to enter my giveaway is to post a comment and mention a tradition that your family has.

This giveaway will go through midnight November 30. I will announce the lucky winner on December 1, 2016. The giveaway is available only to those living in the United States.

So, hurry now, and leave a comment!


16 thoughts on “Clever Children’s Book

  • April J Harris

    This sounds like such a wonderful book, Nina! I’ve shared this post & your giveaway on Twitter. Thank you for sharing with us at Hearth and Soul. Hope to ‘see’ you again this week!

  • Christi

    I always loved my family tradition of celebrating my parents anniversary as a family and combining a lot of holidays together (i.e. Easter egg hunt, trick-or-treating in reverse, getting a little gift, caroling to neighbors, etc.).

  • Emma

    I like the tradition my family has of watching a Christmas movie and eating a picnic dinner every Friday night during the month of December.

  • Lisa Healy

    These books are SO cute – and I agree, the illustrations in the chicken soup book are just darling! One tradition that we have is our month-long camping trip each summer. We really enjoy unplugging and getting dirty up in the mountains each year.

  • Vicki Hone

    For Thanksgiving our family makes a giant brown butcher paper tree on the wall and then we cut out different colored leaves and write different things we are thankful for and put them on the tree!! As my kids have gotten older we have acutally used real leaves that have fallen from the trees out side that has been fun too! I’m looking forward for my grandson to get big enough to continue this tradition with him as well!

  • Evea jackson

    Our family traditions continue to change as our children have married and started their own families and our parents have become dependent on us. Making things easy and less stressful has become my goal for the holidays.

  • Lara bingham

    Love children’s books that show the importance of families and how they are all different. Love ya aunt nina

  • Debbie Taggart

    This book looks fantastic! We are certainly a diverse culture, even here in Utah! Thanks for sharing your special books. We love to play Bingo when the family gathers. We play for “white elephant” gifts and when you open the gift you selected, you have to throw the paper over your head! That is the most important rule for this fun tradition!

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