Let My Peo­ple Go

Til­da Bal­s­ley; Ilene Richard, illus.

  • Review
By – February 13, 2012

Bold illus­tra­tions and live­ly lan­guage bring the Passover sto­ry to life in this child­friend­ly book. The poet­ry is fresh and easy to read. A reader’s the­atre is clev­er­ly inte­grat­ed with­in the text. Dia­logue is col­or cod­ed, and eas­i­ly adapt­ed to a school or fam­i­ly set­ting. Humor is used through­out and the accom­pa­ny­ing illus­tra­tions are graph­ic and reflect the comedic ele­ments in the lan­guage. Although ide­al for the younger set, all fam­i­ly mem­bers will enjoy act­ing out this ver­sion of the Passover Seder. Let My Peo­ple Go brings Jew­ish his­to­ry to life and belongs in every Jew­ish preschool and kinder­garten class. Ages 4 – 8.

Bar­bara Bietz is a free­lance writer and children’s book review­er. She is cur­rent­ly a mem­ber of the Syd­ney Tay­lor Book Award Com­mit­tee. Bar­bara is the author of the mid­dle grade book, Like a Mac­cabee. She has a blog ded­i­cat­ed to Jew­ish books for chil­dren at www​.Bar​baraB​Book​Blog​.Blogspot​.com.

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