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.