Lotsa Matzah

  • Interest Level: Preschool
  • Reading Level: Grade 1

With matzah, we remember well / The Seder story we all tell.

A rhyming introduction to Passover’s traditional food, with children eating and enjoying “lotsa matzah” many different ways during the holiday.

Introduce young children to Jewish life with Very First Board Books!

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Interest Level Preschool
Reading Level Grade 1
Copyright 2013
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ®
Language English
Number of Pages 12
Publication Date 2013-01-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV017120, JUV033020, JUV050000
Dewey 296.4'37
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6.5 x 6.5
Features Reviewed


Jewish Book World

“Appealing board books can sell anything to tots, if the adorable works. This new one is a good one . . . The warm, joyous illustrations rush all over, tirelessly, just like the targeted audience. Perfect for greasy hands and teeth tempted to chew, this latest addition to the board book pile has ‘lotsa’ pluses: more content than most, well told, well organized, well thought-out, well drawn. It contains sound information in a captivating way and is recommended for ages 2-4” — Jewish Book World

Association of Jewish Libraries

“Just when you thought there couldn’t be another Passover board book, author Tilda Balsley makes a charming contribution to the category with Lotsa Matzah. Told in rhyming couplets, Balsley does a remarkable job covering the basics of why we eat matzah to hiding the afikomen to culinary variations on the “lotsa matzah” we eat throughout the eight days of Passover. ‘So Moses drew his people near. / Good news! We’re getting out of here. / Hurry take the dough for bread. / No time to let it rise, he said.’ The colloquial language is easy and inviting. The watercolor and pencil illustrations are lovely. This is a recommended purchase for home, school, and synagogue libraries with a preschool population.” —Association of Jewish Libraries

Author: Tilda Balsley

Tilda Balsley has written many books for Kar-Ben, bringing her stories to life with rhyme, rhythm, and humor. Tilda lives with her husband and their rescue Shih Tzu in Reidsville, North Carolina.

Illustrator: Akemi Gutierrez

Akemi Gutierrez was an assistant animator for Walt Disney Features, where her films included Mulan, Pocahontas, and Tarzan. Now a full-time children’s book illustrator, drawing and painting are her favorite things to do. Akemi lives in Los Angeles, California.