Book Review: Bubbe's Belated Bat Mitzvah

Title: Bubbe's Belated Bat Mitzvah
Author: Isabel Pinson
Illustrations: Valeria Cis
Publisher: Kar-Ben Publishing
ISBN: 9781467719506


Abby loves to visit her Bubbe, or great grandmother. She is teaching her to crochet. Bubbe has been crocheting Kippot for Bar and Bat Mitzvah's for a very long time. Bubbe never had a Bat Mitzvah because when she was young it was only the men who could stand in front of the bahmi and read from the Torah. Abby wanted Bubbe to have a Bat Mitzvah. They asked the Rabbi and set a date. Together they studied. Other family members helped by creating invitations, addressing envelopes, wrapping chocolate kisses and decorating basket for candy. The day finally arrived. Bubbe was very nervous. How do you think Bubbe did at her Bat Mitvah?

Author Isabel Pinson has created a heartfelt story based on her mother. Young readers will come to realize it's never to late to achieve your dreams. Parents and teachers will enjoy sharing this story which teaches Jewish culture. Colorful and lively illustrations show readers what it looks like to be apart of a Jewish traditions.