The Matzah That Papa Brought Home (Passover Titles)

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A cumulative rhyme in the style of "The House That Jack Built" describes the traditions connected to a family's celebration of the Passover seder. An ALA Notable Book. Reprint.

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FRAN MANUSHKIN is the author of many books for children, including Baby, Come Out!, which has been translated into eight languages. She lives in New York City.

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PreSchool-Grade 2?A charming rephrasing of the traditional cumulative song "Had Gadya" that captures all the excitement, magic, inspiration, high jinks, and eventual exhaustion of a family celebrating a Passover Seder. Here, instead of a goat, the poem revolves around the matzah that Papa brings home, which inspires the feast that Mama makes, the seder they all share, etc. While the text is well done and great fun, the illustrations, rendered in oils, are stellar. Each masterful painting has a subtext. The family members are constantly moving or gesturing?while some are intent on praying or singing, a girl is shushing the dog, and a boy is intent on stealing the matzah. During the recapitulation of the plagues, the artist depicts real frogs and locusts jumping out of the wine glasses. The search for the hidden afikomen is positively frenetic, and the picture of the youngest child standing tall and proud (and still) to ask the Four Questions has great impact. Three pages at the end tell the story of Passover. A unique, lively offering.?Marcia Posner, Federation of New York and the Jewish Book Council, New York City
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