Episode Information

In this episode of the Parent Pod, we spoke to Sheryl Haft the author of the children’s book, Goodnight Bubbala.
This zesty parody of Goodnight Moon, offers a very different bedtime routine: one that is full of family exuberance and love. Instead of whispers of “hush,” this bedtime includes dancing and kvelling, and of course, noshing—because this little bunny is a Jewish bunny, and this joyous book celebrates the Jewish values of cherishing your loved ones, expressing gratitude, and being generous.

It is filled with Yiddish words, and includes a phonetic glossary and even an easy latke recipe by beloved cookbook author Ina Garten, Barefoot Contessa, who calls the book “brilliant, beautiful, important, and so much fun!”

About Sheryl

Sheryl Haft Creates enriching, imaginative books for children. She is the author of four (4) books including Goodnight Bubbala—A Joyful Parody and the forthcoming Mazie’s Amazing Machines (Spring 2023.)
The founder of Kids Engineer!, Sheryl teaches design and invention-building to elementary school children in New York City and Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Tag or find Sheryl on Instagram: @sherylhaft

Check her out online at www.SherylHaft.com.


The Parent Pod podcast by Gymboree Play & Music is a weekly conversation that features various experts who are willing to share helpful tips for parents and grandparents on how to support their little ones during the first five years of life. Our podcast drives conversations around early childhood development and parenting strategies, with topics ranging from sleep training, and minimalist living to maternal mental health and postpartum depression.

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