This simple board book introduces little ones to the process of searching for hametz prior to the Passover holiday. Each pair of pages is a couplet rhyme, keeping a sing-song format that is engaging for infants and toddlers. As the search progresses, each couplet counts a few pieces of hametz found in the house, reinforcing early math skills up to the number 10. The painted illustrations are simple and bright, with just enough detail to focus a young child on the content and not distract from it. This book is the perfect introduction to Bidikat Chametz in any Jewish household. Ages 0 – 3.
Rachel Rosner is the Director of the Jewish Book Festival in Rochester, NY. She also runs Jewish Family Programs for the JCC, and has worked there since 1994. She holds a degree in Early Childhood Education from Syracuse University.