Passover is less than a week away, so if you are looking for something to help fill those Easter baskets, we found some great recommendations from F.L.W. Books. I am always looking for something different to give to my grandson, here are a few that I will definitely be deciding on this year!
by Tilda Balsley, illustrated by Ilene Richard
Colorful, cartoon-like pictures and a humorous rhyming text tell the story of Passover and the Ten Plagues through the use of five roles: the Narrator, Moses, Pharaoh, the Egyptians and the Chorus. Each role is printed in a different color, so the story could be acted out as Readers Theater at Seders, and could also be used in classroom or library presentations. (Appropriate for Preschool & Primary School students)
by Leslie Kimmelman, illustrated by Paul Meisel
This Yiddish-inflected Passover version of the Little Red Hen nursery tale couldn’t be more fun. Those no-goodnik sheep, horse, and dog don’t have a moment to spare for their friend, Little Red Hen, as she goes about first growing the wheat, then grinding it, and then baking it into matzah for her Seder. When all three have the chutzpah to show up for the Seder, she remembers the words in the Haggadah: “Let all who are hungry come and eat,” and invites them in. And when it’s time for clean-up afterwards, guess who says, “Not I” this time.
The combination of a rollicking story, bouncy illustrations, and the take-off on a tale most children have likely heard before make this a winner. Instructions for preparing and baking matzah are given. (Preschool & Primary)
by Deborah Bodin Cohen, illustrated by Jago
Young Nachshon is known among his fellow Hebrew slaves as brave about everything… except water. When Moses confronts Pharaoh and then leads the Jews out of Egypt, Nachshon overcomes his fear of water and is the first to walk into the Red Sea. This story about courage is illustrated handsomely in rich, glowing colors and with angular shapes that evoke a desert setting. (Preschool & Primary)