Children’s

Paulie’s Passover Predicament

Jane Sut­ton; Bar­bara Vagnozzi, illus.
  • Review
March 21, 2018

Paulie, a moose (and moos-ician) can’t wait for Passover. He’s invit­ed all his friends to join him in a heart­felt, slight­ly uncon­ven­tion­al seder: pep­per added to the salt water (so the pep­per doesn’t get jeal­ous), pinecones in the charoset, and so on. Even worse, he locks him­self in the base­ment while hunt­ing for the afikomen. Once he man­ages to free him­self, it’s Dayenus all around — it’s enough to be able to cel­e­brate the hol­i­day with cher­ished friends.

A cheer­ful addi­tion to the Passover library, this book cen­ters on the idea of friend­ship and accep­tance while also explain­ing most of the holiday’s sym­bols and rit­u­als. Buoy­ant illus­tra­tions of a menagerie of ani­mal friends strike just the right note.

Rec­om­mend­ed for ages 3 to 7.

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