Hurts Like a Jewish Mother is a quirky, humorous abecedarian adult picture book which offers a loving poke at Jewish experiences. A parody of Edward Gorey’s The Gashlycrumb Tinies, the book transports the reader through the alphabet/aleph bet as it describes the adventures of 26 female characters in comical rhyming couplets. Each character meets an unexpected fate while trying to adhere to Jewish tradition in a modern setting. The book pairs each line of text with an inventive and wacky illustration that brings the absurdity of the text to life. The protagonists experience a funny spin on the challenges of celebrating Jewish holidays (from Passover to Purim), participating in milestones (bat mitzvah and bris), and being observant (keeping kosher and celebrating Shabbat). The book covers the entire Jewish lifecycle and offers situations which will resonate with a wide range of (Jewish) readers.
Hurts Like A Jewish Mother: A Cautionary Aleph-Bet
- From the Publisher
September 1, 2021
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