Bagels from Benny

Aubrey Davis
Dušan Petričić

Benny loves to help out at his grandpa's bakery in the morning, and the customers love the crusty bagels with their soft insides. When Grandpa explains to Benny that God, not him, should be thanked for the wonderful bagels, Benny sets out to do just that. He decides to leave God a bagful of bagels in the synagogue at the end of each week. And each week God eats the bagels --- or so Benny thinks ...

Lovingly told, Bagels from Benny explores the values of caring and sharing, building a strong sense of community and finding joy in giving thanks.

978-1-55337-749-8 | Sep 1, 2005
List Price: USD $7.99, CAD $8.99
4-color 9 1/2 x 9 32 pages
Grades: Pre-K To 3 / Ages: 4 to 8
978-1-55453-996-3 | Jan 29, 2014
List Price: USD $5.99, CAD $5.99

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Adult Directed

Awards & Reviews

“Even young readers will have no trouble appreciating either wisdom that Grandpa offers, or the close relationship between him and his devout grandson.”
— Kirkus Reviews, October 2003
“In creating a child protagonist and introducing an intergenerational element, Davis increases he folktale's accessibility to young readers, and his fluid prose, too, is welcoming.”
— Publishers Weekly, October 2003
“A valuable addition to Judaic and public children's collections.”
— Jewish Book World, December 2003
2005 - Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association, Short-listed
2004 - International Book Awards, The Society of School Librarians International, Short-listed
2004 - National Jewish Book Award, Short-listed
2004 - Mr. Christie Book Award, Runner-up
2004 - Canadian Jewish Book Award, Winner
2004 - Toronto IODE Book Award, Winner
2003 - Sydney Taylor Book Award, Winner
2003 - Best Bets, Ontario Library Association, Winner

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