This board book presents four verses of Dayenu, a song traditionally sung at the Passover seder, including plenty of chouses of Day-day-eynu. The unidentified author uses language that young children will be able to understand, highlighting the Jews coming out of Egypt, the splitting of the sea, the receiving of the Torah, and the Jews entering Israel, each followed by “That was enough to make us happy. Sing a song and show we’re happy. Dayenu.” The colorful cartoon-like illustrations depict the scenes in the song verses and a happy, modern family at its seder, complete with the smiling little girl on the cover fast asleep at the end. This is a great addition to the short list of Passover books for very young children. Highly recommended for ages 3 – 5.
Marci Lavine Bloch earned her MLS from the University of Maryland, a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MA in English Literature from Fordham University. She has worked in synagogue and day school libraries and is currently finishing her term on the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee.