Bubie's in Bidud (Grandma's in Isolation)
Links to articles and interviews
'Grandma is in Isolation': A book for children about the pandemic, By Rochel Sylvetsky
Children’s book explains coronavirus quarantine to kids, By Ben Bresky
Eve Harrow- Podcaster, Land of Israel Network
Rejuvenation - The Zoom and the Room
Intermountain Jewish News
Denver native pens Bubie’s in Bidud, By Toby Klein Greenwald
" I found Bubie's in Bidud to be a sweet, reassuring, and encouraging book. I'm sure many children will find that it addresses their fears or worries, and that many grandparents will enjoy reading it to them." Sharon Botesazan
“The book is important to show future generations of children what it was like during the pandemic so they can know about how hard it was for us and not forget it!” - Dovie and Chai
“The book succeeds in being realistic, tangibly demonstrating the way life is during the pandemic, while it shows future generations how we all felt, not just what we did to cope.” - Bahr
“I liked the whole book, but the Savta (grandma) who misses hugging her grandchildren went straight to my heart.” - Elkanah Dov
From an article by:
Rochel Sylvetsky, Arutz Sheva, op-ed and Judaism editor
When the Covid 19 pandemic made its way throughout the world, suddenly grandparents and grandchildren found themselves separated. For weeks, and often for months, grandchildren could only speak to their grandparents on the phone, through a computer screen, or from a distance with masks. There was no more hugging or kissing each other.
This situation became extremely difficult to explain to younger children who did not understand the need to fear something they couldn’t see. “Bubie’s In Bidud” (Grandma’s in Isolation) helps to explain and alleviate some of the stress, caused by this separation, for grandchildren and grandparents in a short charming story, with lovable characters; Bubie and her grandchildren.
The book is in English on one side and Hebrew on the other side.