Tuesday, October 21, 2008

"Bubbie and Zadie" look to Hollywood, TV, cartoons for Hannukah

PRESS RELEASE November 1, 2008

"Bubbie and Zadie" look to Hollywood, TV, cartoons for Hannukah

contact: Anthony Pomes
Director of Marketing & Publicity
Phone: 516-535-2010 Ext 105
Fax: 516-535-2014
Email: Sq1Marketing @ aol.com

With his annually-appearing children's book, "Bubbie and Zadie Come to
My House," published now by Square One Publishers and in print since
1981, Jewish children's author Daniel Halevi Bloom has sparked a
new Jewish-American holiday tradition that has lasted over 25 years.
Bloom is now looking to Hollywood and the TV industry to bring Bubbie
and Zadie to a new level of ecumenical entertainment possibilities.

Yes, for more than 25 years, Mr. Bloom, who is now old enough to be a
"zadie" himself, has been adding excitement
to the holiday season for Jewish children across North America.

"After 25 years of bringing the joy and wonder of Bubbie and Zadie to
children and adults in the book and newspaper articles, I am now in
talks with several
Hollywood producers and TV production companies about bringing Bubbie
and Zadie to the next level," says Bloom. "We might do a TV special
for the holidays, a feature movie starring Bubbie and Zadie in an
ecumenical setting, or a cartoon series for kids."

Bubbie and Zadie re-appear every December in a handsomely
illustrated book published by Square One Publishers in New York,
titled "Bubbie and Zadie Come to My House". It's perfect for children
ages 3-12, to read themselves or to have it read to them, according to
Anthony Pomes, marketing director for the publishing company on Long

Bloom first dreamed up "Bubbie and Zadie" in 1981 and then released a
book about the magical grandparents in 1985.

"Bubbie and Zadie Come to My House" is about "grandparents flying magically from
house to house on the first night of Hanukkah singing songs and
telling stories," according to Reuters. At the end of the story, Bloom
encourages children to write to Bubbie and Zadie -- and adults can
write, too! -- and share their excitement and anticipation of the
holiday season.

Since writing the book, Bloom, a native of Springfield, Massachusetts,
has received more than 10,000 letters from children eager to share
their thoughts with "Bubbie and Zadie," common Yiddish nicknames for
"grandmother" and "grandfather." He has wonderfully captured
children's excitement with the book, and he hopes to see the story
become a TV special or cartoon in the future.


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