The Challah That Took Over the House (Hardcover)

The Challah That Took Over the House By Melissa Berg, Shiela a. Marie (Illustrator) Cover Image

The Challah That Took Over the House (Hardcover)

By Melissa Berg, Shiela a. Marie (Illustrator)


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UH OH RAIZY'S CHALLAH KEEPS ON GROWING and Shabbat is coming. Will Raizy be able to get things under control in time for Shabbos? Will she be able to defeat the giant Challah Monster? Or will it take over her entire house, or worse... the entire neighborhood?

In a house divided into apartments on Sunnyside Avenue, Raizy lives with three other girls. They don't get along at all The girls return from school with on Friday with challahs ready to be baked. Each girl thinks her challah is the best and insults the others. Their bickering causes the challahs to grow and grow - into a Challah Monster - and take over their house. In a Shabbat, pre-Passover story that teaches kids about unity, four girls must learn to put aside their differences and work together to combat the creature and save Shabbos.

Complete with recipes for each challah in the story (chocolate, pizza, cinnamon, and turmeric) to use right before you bring out your Passover Cookbook and start to make matzo ball soup, "The Challah That Took Over the House" teaches young Jewish girls in more ways than one.


  • GOOD VALUES FOR JEWISH GIRLS (AND BOYS) A Jewish story for Shabbat that is Torah-infused dealing with torah themes for kids such as loving your neighbor, judging favorably, being a good friend, taking action rather than relying on luck, being a leader and putting aside differences to unite.
  • HUMOROUS AND FUNNY The girls are like little Jewish comedians and the story is quite a funny religious take on "The Blob".
  • SHABBAT APPROPRIATE GIFT A great gift for Jewish holidays including Passover, Shabbat, Sukkot, Tu B'av, Tu Beshevat, Pesach, Shabbos, Channukah (Hanukah, Hannukah, Hanukkah, Chanukah, Hanuka, Chanukkah, Chanuka, Hanakah, Chanaka, Hanaka) and Rosh Hashanah that goes with shabbat candles, siddurs, challah covers, jewish cook books, kipas, yarmulkes, dreidels, lulavs, etrogs, seder plates, kiddush cups, tehillim or haggadahs.
  • AM ISRAEL CHAI - Unity was one of the things Jews lacked when the Temple was destroyed which is why this story would be great to read on Tisha B'av as it helps Jewish kids step away from baseless hatred and love rather than hate, build friendships rather than bully. This story helps kids appreciate all different kinds of Jews within different Jewish families from different religious family streams. It also helps one appreciate different Jewish communities within a city such as Brooklyn and The Bronx, as well as the world. Whether you are a Levine or a Taylor or a Brown, this book encourages kids to put aside differences and choose kindness rather than acting mean.
  • SELF-ESTEEM & SELF-RELIANCE This story deals with many feelings to which kids can relate. Raizy starts off this story very lonely and through the course of the book she finds friends. "The Challah that Took Over the House" shows kids a character who overcomes loneliness which may encourage kids to step outside their bubble.
Product Details ISBN: 9781999516758
ISBN-10: 1999516753
Publisher: Heartlab Press Inc.
Publication Date: August 12th, 2019
Pages: 64
Language: English