A Touch of Passover

Ari Soll­ish; Boruch Beck­er, illus
  • Review
By – August 6, 2012
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​.ajl​jew​ish​val​ues​.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).

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