Afikomen Mambo

  • Interest Level: Preschool
  • Reading Level: Kindergarten

Popular children’s songster and author of Boker Tov!, Rabbi Joe Black returns with a catchy rhyme to enliven the afikomen hunt at your seder. This title includes lively pictures and a sing-along CD.

Format Your Price Add
Interest Level Preschool
Reading Level Kindergarten
Genre Picture Books
Copyright 2011
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ®
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2011-01-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV033020, JUV017120
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 8.5 x 11
Guided Reading Level M
Features Original artwork and Reviewed

Author: Joe Black

Illustrator: Linda Prater


Chicago Jewish Star

“Even the youngest children can (and should) be involved in Passover, and Kar-Ben Publishing has three new holiday titles.

For kids ages 1-4: A lively book and CD is available from the well-known singer and songwriter Rabbi Joe Black, Afikomen Mambo, illustrated by Linda Prater ($17.95). Kids are sure to sing and/or dance along to the CD, and will love the chaos illustrated in the book’s pages as the search for the afikoman goes on.” — Chicago Jewish Star Magazine

Forward: The Jewish Daily

“A newcomer to the Passover scene is the colorfully appealing Afikomen Mambo, by Joe Black and illustrated by Linda Prater. Sold together with the book is a CD with performance by Black, who is well known for his music. Geared to the 3–7 set, this playful combination of illustration and song, do exactly what the Afikomen is meant to do—pique the interest and engagement of the younger set so they stay awake until the end of the Seder. Somewhat puzzling is the plethora of children and the paucity of adults seated around the table. From the looks of it, one set of parents has invited a whole brood of young ones to join in the Passover fun. But at least everyone looks happy doing the Afiokmen Mambo.” —

Jewish Journal

“Young children under four will be entertained by the simple rhyming story. The illustrations are cheery and colorful, and will keep youngsters engaged.” — The Jewish Journal

Jewish Woman

“Rabbi Joe Black’s infectious energy and solid musicianship have made him a popular performer for Jewish children—and their parents.” —Jewish Woman

School Library Journal

“Black’s playful song ‘Afikomen Mambo’ is presented here as an illustrated book-and-CD combo. The music uses a Latin beat to add to the fun of the search, and listeners will want to get up and dance…. This kid-friendly book and CD will be popular with children, parents, and educators who are familiar with Passover vocabulary and customs.” —School Library Journal

Publishers Weekly

“Painted in warm, bright colors, Black’s multiethnic cast exudes familial tenderness and cheer.” —Publishers Weekly