Book Review: Brand-New Bubbe

Posted August 28, 2022 by geograph in contemporary, jewish, picture books, review / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: Brand-New BubbeBrand-New Bubbe by Sarah Aronson
Published by Charlesbridge Publishing on August 23, 2022
Genres: Juvenile Fiction / Family / Blended Families, Juvenile Fiction / Family / Multigenerational, Juvenile Fiction / Religious / Jewish
Pages: 32
Format: ARC, eBook
Source: Netgalley

Jillian isn't so sure she needs a third grandma now that her stepdad is joining the family, but can her brand-new Bubbe win her over?

When Jillian joins Bubbe for some mom-mandated matzo ball soup making, she realizes she has room in her heart (and stomach!) for one more grandmother. But how can she convince Noni and Gram she still loves them just as much? A super soup celebration, of course! Chaos in the kitchen leads to matzo ball soup, spicy gazpacho, meatball soup, and a trio of grandmas united in their love for their family.

Complete with all three soup recipes, Brand-New Bubbe captures the warmth of blended family and honors the joys of cooking with the ones you love.

This is a charming novel about a girl with a lot of grandmothers, and how changing your family can be hard! But sometimes, it’s good for new things to happen, and for kids who have families that aren’t all related by blood. ALSO THERE IS A RECIPE IN THE BACK. Obviously, this ticks it up to five stars for me. It’s a great addition to any library, especially for kids who are going through family changes.

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