This is the delightful story of Ella, a spunky elephant explorer who is on the hunt for her grandmother's beloved Yiddish language. Join Ella, Bubbe, Zayde, and baby Eli for this colorful beach-day adventure! Readers will love learning new Yiddish vocabulary and seeing that they already use some of these fun and expressive words everyday. Jen Kostman's lively illustrations are bright and colorful. Young readers will appreciate searching for the many detailed animals in the book, while adults will love the multi-generational themes. A note helps readers understand the history of the Yiddish language and a glossary highlights vocabulary.
Jen Kostman is an author and illustrator with a big imagination and a love for all things whimsical. She graduated from the School of Visual Arts with a BFA in Illustration. As a preschool teacher in New York City, she enjoys reading picture books to her students as often as possible. In 2020, Jen illustrated The Littles Candle: A Hanukkah Story written by Rabbis Kerry and Jesse Olitzky and published by Kalaniot Books.