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Nonny Bear and Shaky Laub

Yael Mermelstein

Do you know Shaky Laub? Why am I asking you if you know Shaky Laub? I think it’s because I don’t know anyone who doesn’t know Shaky Laub. Shaky wasn’t always known as Shaky. As a matter of fact, he was given a perfectly regular name when he was born — Shmuel Dov Laub.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

In school, Shaky’s the kind of kid you love to laugh with. Well, my brother Benny, he says that it’s a shame because lots of people are actually laughing at Shaky instead of with him. It’s hard not to laugh sometimes. Like in the lunchroom, every time we have chocolate milk, Shaky sucks some of it up a straw into his nose and then he pretends to sneeze a chocolate sneeze! I’m telling you — run for cover when that happens! Or, sometimes, when Shaky hands in his homework, the edges are crumpled and colored on and it looks more like an art project than an assignment. Everyone kind of groans and says, “Shaky!” It’s pretty funny.

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