Spring 2020

I Love Matzah

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Preschool   ·  
  • Reading Level: Preschool

How many times a day and how many ways can one eat matzah, the quintessential Passover cracker? For a kid, it’s all day, every day and in many ways!

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978-1-5415-5727-7
On pre-order until 02/04/2020
$6.99 $6.99
978-1-5415-8251-4
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$23.99 $17.99
978-1-5415-8420-4
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$39.98 $29.99
978-1-5415-8421-1
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$6.99 $6.99
Interest Level Preschool
Reading Level Preschool
Genre Fiction
Copyright 2020
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ®, Lerner Digital ™
Language English
Number of Pages 12
Publication Date 2020-02-04
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV033020, JUV050000, JUV017120
Dewey 296.4/37
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6.5 x 6.5
Lexile 350
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Kirkus Reviews

I LOVE MATZAH
Author: Freidele Galya Soban Biniashvili
Illustrator: Angelika Scudamore Review Issue Date: January 15, 2020
Online Publish Date: December 22, 2019
Publisher: Kar-Ben
Pages: 12
Price ( Hardcover ): $6.99
Publication Date: February 4, 2020
ISBN ( Hardcover ): 978-1-5415-5727-7
Category: Fiction Eating matzah is a delicious Passover tradition for one happy kid. In this ode to the unleavened foodstuff, a young preschooler noshes on the Passover specialty throughout the day in various yummy iterations, whether it’s crumbled in yogurt, spread with jam, or alongside fish and carrots. Confined to a child’s snug domestic world, all the action takes place within the home, and the simply rendered kitchen, dining-room, and bedroom scenes place all the focus on the curly-haired child’s smiling face as yet another meal with the familiar, favorite food approaches. The book ends humorously with the family giggling at baby brother, who is wearing, not eating his treat, and a wish for readers to have a “Happy Passover!” Joyful illustrations are flat and bright, and there are little touches of Judaica sprinkled throughout that will make Jewish children feel seen: a Star of David mobile, a kippah-topped teddy bear, and a cheery “Got Matzah?” bib. Relayed in sprightly rhyming couplets, the text emphasizes the many tasty treats and the use of special Passover servingware, highlighting the terminal word in each rhyme, a device that will boost emergent literacy. It seems odd that the Seder isn’t mentioned at all, but otherwise this speaks well to the routines and rituals that many children hold so dear. Matzah lovers rejoice—this one’s for you! (Board book. 1-4)

Illustrator: Angelika Scudamore

Angelika Scudamore is based in South London. She loves the hustle and bustle of the city and stopping off at small coffee shops, where she gathers inspiration from the people and atmosphere.

Author: Freidele Galya Soban Biniashvili

Freidele Galya Soban Biniashvili has been writing stories and poems since she was young. She is the author of several children's books including There's A Reason Why and Goldie and the Guests. She lives in Toronto, Canada with her husband and children.