Editorial Review

Jewish Book World

Cover: Izzy the Whiz and Passover McClean

“Izzy’s brand new invention, the Super-McDuper Passover McClean, can suck up all of the books, rugs, curtains, lamps, tables, chairs, toys, and dishes and spit them back out clean, washed and dried without a trace of hametz. More amazing still, Passover McClean puts everything back in its place! But Izzy faces a near disaster when his invention malfunctions with the living room stuck inside. Luckily, he is able to fix it before his Mom wakes up and miraculously, the entire house gleams and sparkles by the ti me the family sits down for the Seder. The crazy, colorful illustrations perfectly complement the imaginative, rhyming text, which scans well and is a joy to read. Izzy is adorable with his bright eyes, large round glasses, wide grin, and baseball cap, and it is refreshing to see a lively, vibrant, contemporary family celebrating a Jewish holiday. A simple two-sentence author’s note introduces Passover along with a slightly longer explanation of Hametz. Like the old favorite Only Nine Chairs by Deborah Uchill Miller (Kar-Ben, 1982), the slight, silly story line will not elevate or enhance the reader’s understanding of the holiday but it is nevertheless a fun, fluffy addition to the Passover bookshelf. Recommended for ages 3 -8.”—Jewish Book World

Products Reviewed

Izzy the Whiz and Passover McClean
  • Available in limited formats
  • Soon! Spring 2021
  • New! Fall 2020
  • New! Spring 2020

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