Is It Passover Yet?

By BARASH, Chris

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ISBN
9780807563304
Publisher
Albert Whitman


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on February 1, 2015  |  Preschool to Grades 4

PreS-Gr 1—A simple story about preparations for Passover. Rhymed couplets hint at the holiday, followed by the repeated phrase "Passover is on its way" and finally "Passover is here!" The story ends when the seder begins, and no explanations of the customs are offered. The digital illustrations are cheerful with soft colors and gentle rounded forms; many elements of Judaica appear throughout, from a tzedakah box on a shelf to a "Shalom" doormat. The family depicted is Jewish but not traditional in dress, with men and boys donning kippot only for the seder. While the overall effect is pleasantly anticipatory and the ill...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

Simple rhymes and a repetitive refrain depict one family getting ready to celebrate Passover. The children look for signs of spring ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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