Passover Is Coming!
Readers join a cute family and their dog as they prepare for and celebrate the spring holiday of Passover, cleaning the house, making matzah ball soup, assembling the seder plate, saying the Four Questions, and looking for the afikomen at the end of the seder. This 12-page board book features ‘3D-feeling’ art by Viviana Garofoli, who illustrates all the books in this Jewish holiday series including Shabbat is Coming!, Hanukkah is Coming! and Rosh Hashanah is Coming! (available Fall 2016).
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Kar-Ben Publishing ®|
|Number of Pages||12|
“This playfully illustrated board book introduces some of the customs and rituals of the centerpiece of the Passover holiday: the Seder.” — Kirkus Reviews
“Teachers and families will enjoy sharing this book with toddlers.” — AJL Reviews
“Well-crafted rhymes and cozy illustrations make this a solid choice for pre-Passover reading.” — Publisher’s Weekly
Church and Synagogue Libraries
“It is a delight to find a board book with simple, uncontrived rhymes that give just the right amount of information in a lively attractive format.
Tracy Newman’s text on each page consists of two brief lines that rhyme and a third line that always states, ‘Passover is coming.’ The repetition invites interaction from a child. The rhymes help the child learn about the holiday rituals as well as activities for home preparations (readying the house for Passover always is time consuming). The illustrations are bright, cheery and filled with happy, busy children and adults.
This short book, part of the publisher’s Very First Board Book series that introduces children to Jewish holidays and customs, provides an excellent combination of words and pictures for the nursery school set. Even young children will anticipate the coming of the holiday when they hear: ‘Goodbye to our bread, We’ll eat matzah instead! Passover is coming.’ Highly recommended.”―Congregational Libraries Today
Illustrator: Viviana Garofoli
Viviana Garofoli was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. She has illustrated more than 70 children's books.
Author: Tracy Newman
Tracy Newman's writing inspiration comes from her adventures raising her children. She lives in Connecticut.