Kay­la and Kugel’s Almost-Per­fect Passover

Ann Koff­sky
  • Review
By – July 14, 2016

Kay­la and her dog Kugel are back again and they could not be more excit­ed about Passover. Kugel helps Kay­la make a cov­er for her Hag­gadah and Kay­la explains all about the seder. At this seder, Kugel def­i­nite­ly takes part in his own play­ful way and fun is had by all. 

Koffsky’s illus­tra­tions for this book are won­der­ful and Kugel the dog steals the show. The col­ors are a com­fort­ing bal­ance of bright and mut­ed. The fam­i­ly love and humor are felt through­out. The tex­tured illus­tra­tions con­tribute to the warm feel­ing. This book is great for start­ing con­ver­sa­tions about Passover with young chil­dren and intro­duc­ing them to many of the holiday’s con­cepts. There is also a great let­ter writ­ten by the author includ­ed in the back of the book which gives adults some guid­ance about mak­ing these dis­cus­sions with chil­dren effec­tive and has sug­ges­tions for activities. 

Don’t miss out on the pre­vi­ous Kay­la and Kugel book either; these books are an enjoy­able romp. Rec­om­mend­ed for ages 3 – 6.

Deb­bie Fed­er is cur­rent­ly the Direc­tor of the LRC at Ida Crown Jew­ish Acad­e­my in Chica­go. She has her Mas­ters in Library and Infor­ma­tion Sci­ence from Domini­can Uni­ver­si­ty. She has spent more than ten years intro­duc­ing chil­dren and young adults to lit­er­a­ture and infor­ma­tion lit­er­a­cy at schools and pub­lic libraries. She is the author of Jel­ly Bean’s Art Muse­um Adven­ture and is hon­ored to have been a mem­ber of the Syd­ney Tay­lor Book Award Committee.

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