The Challah That Took Over the House by Melissa Berg
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.