Shira and her parents are back with another learning adventure as they teach young children about Passover in a delightful way. Young Shira discovers the crumbs which must be removed before the holiday by playing “detective” as she searches for the chametz around the house and readers become educated about the process of the chametz search as well as about the custom of the afikomen, the hidden matzah, at the seder. Charming color drawings accompany the creative text.
Shira is a composite of the students the author has taught in Hebrew schools and each book in the series focuses on a particular aspect of Jewish education.
Recommended for ages 5 – 8.
Michal Hoschander Malen is the editor of Jewish Book Council’s young adult and children’s book reviews. A former librarian, she has lectured on topics relating to literacy, run book clubs, and loves to read aloud to her grandchildren.