Going on a Hametz Hunt

Jacque­line Jules; Rick Brown illus.
  • Review
By – September 1, 2011
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.

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