A Seder for Grover

  • Interest Level: Preschool
  • Reading Level: Preschool

Hello, everybodeee! It is Passover, and I am going to a seder at my friend Avigail’s house.

A Seder for Grover introduces very young readers to Passover traditions with friends from Sesame Street. Big Bird, Moishe Oofnik, and Avigail join their friend Grover to celebrate the spring holiday of Passover. Together they eat matzah, read from the Haggadah, and find the afikomen.

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Interest Level Preschool
Reading Level Preschool
Copyright 2019
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Shalom Sesame ®
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ®
Language English
Number of Pages 12
Publication Date 2019-02-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV033020, JUV017120
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6.5 x 6.5
Lexile 450
Features Reviewed

Author: Joni Kibort Sussman

Joni Sussman's books include My First Yiddish Word Book and four Sesame Street board books focused on Jewish culture and traditions.

Illustrator: Tom Leigh

Tom Leigh is a children’s book author and longtime illustrator of Sesame Street books. He lives on Little Deer Isle off the coast of Maine.


Publishers Weekly

“In the first of a series of Jewish-themed Sesame Street board books, Grover heads ‘to a seder at my friend Avigail’s house.’ Big Bird is also en route (‘He likes matzah. Crunch!’), and Cookie Monster asks to go along (‘Okay, but remember, you can only eat special kinds of cookies on Passover, Cookie!’). Moishe Oofnik and Brosh—like Avigail, two characters from Rechov Sumsum, the Israeli Sesame Street production—join the celebration. The characters gather around the table, set with two candles and a center plate filled with charoset, an egg, and other symbolic foods, and the guests introduce Passover traditions: ‘Brosh asks the Four Questions. We read the story of Passover from the Haggadah. Avigail finds the afikomen. Is Passover not AWESOME?!’ Leigh illustrates in classic Sesame Street style, and Sussman introduces the holiday with a cast of beloved characters.”—Publishers Weekly