The Rabbi Slurps Spaghetti

Written by Leslie Kimmelman
Illustrated by Anne Redmond
Ages 4-7, 32pp, 8 3/8 x 10 7/8
978-1-68115-543-2, $17.95

Someday, Lena hopes to be a world-famous detective. But in the meantime, she’s working on “The Case of the Mysterious Rabbi!” It’s a tricky one. The rabbi seems to be everywhere. With her loyal dog at her side, Lena investigates Rabbi Max as he teaches Torah, builds a sukkah, bakes some challah, and of course…slurps spaghetti!  How can one person do so many different things in so many different places? Can Lena crack the case?


"Rabbi Max is a mensch! But wait- He also has secrets! It takes Lena, a smart girl detective, to reveal all. You’ll find out, too, after you read Leslie Kimmelman’s smart, funny book!"
— Fran Manushkin, author of Latkes and Applesauce; Many Days, One Shabbat; and the popular Katie Woo books.

"The Rabbi Slurps Spaghetti will entertain and inform children of all ages. Its story and illustrations both burst with humor and heart.
--Michelle Edwards, author of Chicken Man and A Hat for Mrs. Goldman: A Story About Knitting and Love