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Mr. Belinsky’s Bagels

Canadian Children’s Book Centre Our Choice


"I make bagels. Bagels is what I make," says Mr. Belinsky, whose small shop is known for selling the best bagels in town. His loyal customers come in every day for their favorites. When a new bakery opens up across the street, Mr. Belinsky decides he must make cookies and fancy pastries to keep up with the competition. But something is missing, and only Mr. Belinsky’s flour-covered hands hold the secret....


About the illustrator:


Stefan Czernecki has illustrated and written or co-written 14 books for children. He has also done illustrations for children’s magazines, worked in film, and designed posters for Canadian ballet and theater companies. Born in Germany, Stefan now makes his home in Vancouver. 


"[A] cheery picture book tale of loving what you know, and knowing what you love... A tasty nosh, indeed." - Kirkus Reviews


"Sure to delight younger readers, Mr. Belinsky’s Bagels is a harmonious union of a simply told but meaningful text with delightfully compatible artwork."  - Zipidee!


Teacher’s Guide 


Tradewind Books, 1997

ISBN 1-896580-14-9, 32 pages, ages 5-8

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