Tonight, for the first time, Miriam will ask the Four Questions at her family’s Passover seder. She’s been practicing for weeks while doing her farm chores and couldn’t be more excited. But then she discovers that Snowball has given birth to three tiny lambs and is only allowing two of them to nurse. If the little lamb is left alone all night, it will starve. If they stay home to care for it, they will miss the Seder. While Miriam gives the little lamb a bottle, she thinks about the Passover story. She remembers that the baby Moses was hidden in a basket to keep him safe from Pharaoh, and that when he grew up, he led the Jews out of slavery. That’s when Miriam knows she can save the baby lamb and not miss the Seder. She puts the little lamb in a basket. “Meet Moses,” she tells her family. And while the family celebrates the Feast of Freedom and Miriam chants the Four Questions in Hebrew, Moses reclines in her lap. This charmingly illustrated picture book is recommended for ages 5 – 7.
Susan Kantor was a senior writer/editor for Girl Scouts of the USA, a children’s book editor, and a past judge for the National Jewish Book Awards in the illustrated children’s book category. She is a writer and a docent at the Rubin Museum in New York City, where she leads public and private tours.