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Pinky Bloom and the Case of the Silent Shofar

by: Judy Press  

Ages

9+
Can Brooklyn’s greatest kid detective also become the world’s greatest pet sitter? Penina “Pinky” Bloom sure hopes so, but first she’ll have to solve mysteries involving a missing guinea pig, a silent shofar, and an oddly behaving pet store employee...
Ages 9+
Pages 88
Publisher Kar-Ben
Coming Jul 2022

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What the Book Is About

When Pinky starts a pet-sitting business, her first charge is her best friend Lucy’s guinea pig, Mei-Mei. After Mei-Mei goes missing at a pet show, Pinky and her younger brother, Avi, get themselves into trouble investigating the peculiar actions of a pet store employee. On top of everything, something is keeping Dad’s brand-new shofar from making any sound – what could it be? With cute illustrations, this is a quick and easy read that will appeal to Pinky’s fans and newcomers too.

Jewish Content & Values

  • Pinky’s family celebrates Shabbat, and her father practices to be the shofar blower at synagogue on Rosh Hashanah.
  • Dad buys the shofar at a Judaica shop selling items such as Kiddush cups, menorahs, and yarmulkes/kippahs.
  • There’s a missing antique pocket watch with Hebrew letters on it.
  • Avi’s pet roaches are named Mazel and Tov; Grandma’s dog is Bubeleh; their grandmother sprinkles Yiddish words into conversation.

Content Advisory

The pet store employee (who is running an illegal exotic pets business) kidnaps Pinky, Avi, and their friend Madame Olga and locks them in a room with a poisonous Gila monster, but the police arrive quickly and release them. All is handled with a light touch and some humor.
What the Book Is About

What the Book Is About

When Pinky starts a pet-sitting business, her first charge is her best friend Lucy’s guinea pig, Mei-Mei. After Mei-Mei goes missing at a pet show, Pinky and her younger brother, Avi, get themselves into trouble investigating the peculiar actions of a pet store employee. On top of everything, something is keeping Dad’s brand-new shofar from making any sound – what could it be? With cute illustrations, this is a quick and easy read that will appeal to Pinky’s fans and newcomers too.

Jewish Content & Values

  • Pinky’s family celebrates Shabbat, and her father practices to be the shofar blower at synagogue on Rosh Hashanah.
  • Dad buys the shofar at a Judaica shop selling items such as Kiddush cups, menorahs, and yarmulkes/kippahs.
  • There’s a missing antique pocket watch with Hebrew letters on it.
  • Avi’s pet roaches are named Mazel and Tov; Grandma’s dog is Bubeleh; their grandmother sprinkles Yiddish words into conversation.

Content Advisory

The pet store employee (who is running an illegal exotic pets business) kidnaps Pinky, Avi, and their friend Madame Olga and locks them in a room with a poisonous Gila monster, but the police arrive quickly and release them. All is handled with a light touch and some humor.