These two delightful tiny tot holiday books are complements to one another. Written and illustrated by the same people, they use the same format to teach about the holidays. For Rosh Hashanah, a child blowing the shofar is depicted on the cover while for the Passover book the cover picture is expanded to include a grandmother and two children. Full families with grandparents are part of the illustrations of both books. The dog is an important part of the group and participates in almost all the activities for both holidays.
Through colorful drawings and short well-written verses on each page, children will be introduced to the highlights of each holiday. For Rosh Hashanah, round challahs, the shofar, apples with honey, pomegranates and new clothes are shown. For Passover, eating matzah, cleaning the house, making matzah ball soup, filling the seder plate and looking for the afikomen are illustrated. The chorus of “Rosh Hashanah is coming” or “Passover is coming” is a repetitive device perfect for the very young to remember the names of the holidays.
Young children will get a sense of the holiday observances because they are presented so simply and in such a light-hearted spirit.
Recommended for ages 1 – 4.