Thursday, May 10, 2012

A Sweet Passover by Leslea Newman- OPTIONAL

Newman, Leslea. A Sweet Passover.  Illustrated by David Slonim.  40 pgs.  Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2012.  $16.95.  G -PICTURE BOOK.  Miriam loves everything about the Passover.  She loves spending time with her extended family, she loves the traditions, and she loves, loves, loves eating matzah!  She eats and eats and eats, until she becomes sick, sick, sick.  When Grandpa makes a very special breakfast with matzah, Miriam refuses to eat.  The loving adults in her family explain to her why matzah and all the Passover traditions are so important to their family. Miriam finally sees why this special time of year is so important.  This book could be used in a unit on family traditions or religious celebrations.  Although the book is interesting and the illustrations are incredible, there isn’t much more application to the classroom.  We liked reading the fact sheets at the end of the book.  The author even gives the recipe for “Matzah Brei”.  Pre-K.  EL (K-3).  OPTIONAL.  Reviewer: SL.

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