Shi­ra, Detec­tive, CHAMETZ Detec­tive: A Passover story

Galia Sab­bag; Erin Tay­lor, illus.
  • Review
By – June 21, 2016

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.

Relat­ed Content: 

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.

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