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Baxter, the pig who wanted to be kosher

by Snyder, Laurel.

Format: Print Book 2010
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 4 copies
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Summary
"While waiting for the bus, a man tells Baxter the pig about the joys of Shabbat dinner. But before Baxter can find out how he, too, can join in the fun, the man has boarded the bus. Soon after, Baxter learns that he certainly cannot be a part of Shabbat dinner because he's not Kosher. So begins one pig's misguided quest to become Kosher. Will Baxter succeed or will his dreams of taking part in Shabbat dinner remain unfulfilled? Readers will cheer as a series of misunderstandings leads to a warm message of welcome and community."
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "When an old Jewish man at a bus stop extols the joys of Shabbat and its traditional dinner, Baxter becomes a pig possessed. All he can think about is how "the candles gleam and glow and dance while our sweetest voices lift in song!" But then Baxter learns that being part of the Shabbat dinner has an entry requirement: you have to be something called "kosher." Stuffing himself with kosher pickles and challah bread, as well as trying his hand at being a cow ("He acquired a handy set of horns. He cultivated a taste for clover"), are a few of the ways Baxter futilely attempts to achieve that goal. Snyder (Inside the Slidy Diner) and Goldin (Go-Go-Go!) go together like matzo balls and chicken soup: the bright, daffy prose and ebulliently goofy cartoon and photo collages will persuade readers that they don't have to be Jewish to enjoy Baxter's spiritual journey-which ends, happily enough, at the Shabbat table of a kindly rabbi. Yes, of course he's a guest. What did you think? Ages 4-8. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Sabbath -- Juvenile fiction.
Kosher food -- Juvenile fiction.
Swine -- Juvenile fiction.
Jews -- United States -- Juvenile fiction.
Humorous stories.
Sabbath -- Fiction.
Kosher food -- Fiction.
Pigs -- Fiction.
Jews -- United States -- Fiction.
Publisher Berkeley [Calif.] :Tricycle Press,2010
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Goldin, David.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
ISBN 9781582463155
1582463158
1582463603
9781582463605
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