Whether read in English or Spanish, these board books will appeal to toddlers because they invite touching. Shiny red foil depicts the wine in a goblet and sticky paper represents the drops. Turning the sturdy pages, children can touch the leather haggadah, feel the bumpy matzah, rub the green leafy maror, and stroke the silken afikomen bag. Avery simple text connects the symbols to the Passover Seder, explained with the details that little children are likely to remember. A welcome addition to Passover books for the youngest child. For ages 1 – 4.
Linda R. Silver is a specialist in Jewish children’s literature. She is editor of the Association of Jewish Libraries’ Jewish Valuesfinder, www.ajljewishvalues.org, and author of Best Jewish Books for Children and Teens: A JPS Guide (The Jewish Publication Society, 2010) and The Jewish Values Finder: A Guide to Values in Jewish Children’s Literature (Neal-Schuman, 2008).