Company's Coming: A Passover Lift-the-Flap Book

Company's Coming: A Passover Lift-the-Flap Book

by Joan Holub
     
 

It's Passover, and family and friends are coming over to celebrate. Young readers can lift the flaps and join the fun as the family in this lively story asks the Four Questions, samples the foods on the Seder plate, hunts for the Afikomen, and more. A great way to introduce the history and traditions of this important Jewish holiday to the very young.

Overview

It's Passover, and family and friends are coming over to celebrate. Young readers can lift the flaps and join the fun as the family in this lively story asks the Four Questions, samples the foods on the Seder plate, hunts for the Afikomen, and more. A great way to introduce the history and traditions of this important Jewish holiday to the very young.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
This picture book follows three children, their parents, and grandparents as they gather to celebrate a traditional Passover meal, from the setting of the table to the after-dessert sing-along. This "Lift-the-Flap" book gives young readers an opportunity to interact with the text. The flaps hide some of the action and traditions, such as the names and reasons for the items on the Seder plate and the hiding of the Afikomen (a game children play with a piece of hidden matzoh). The book does not go into great detail about the meanings of the traditions because it is geared toward children who are already familiar with the celebrations featured in the book, like the asking of the Four Questions and pouring wine for Elijah. The colorful drawings are simple and easy to follow, and the rhyming pattern of the prose will keep children's attention. The book concludes with a glossary of terms and a recipe for haroset, a traditional Passover item that reminds followers of the bricks and mortar that the Hebrew slaves used for building. 2002, Puffin/Penguin, Ages 2 to 6.
—Heather Bivens

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780142300626
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Series:
Picture Puffin Series
Edition description:
LIFTFLAP
Pages:
16
Sales rank:
298,145
Product dimensions:
7.56(w) x 7.45(h) x 0.11(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

The reason I'm a children's book author/illustrator today is that I have a lot of determination. I practiced drawing and revised my stories over and over because I wanted nothing more than to do what I'm doing now—writing and illustrating children's books.

I always knew I'd become an artist and studied art in college in Texas. After graduating from college, I became an Art Director at a graphic design firm. I moved from Texas to New York to work in children's publishing. I got a job as Associate Art Director in children's books at Scholastic, where I designed books and enjoyed working with editors and illustrators. This was excellent experience.

I illustrated my first children's book in 1992 and soon began illustrating full time. I had always written stories, but I began completing manuscripts and mailing them out to publishers in the early 1990's. In 1996, I sold my first two manuscripts — Boo Who? (Scholastic) and Pen Pals (Grosset & Dunlap) — both published in 1997.

Now I write and illustrate full time. It is a great job. When I think of a idea, I write it down so that whenever I finish one story I'll have a bunch of ideas waiting that I can begin working on next. I especially love reading and writing funny stories, weird stories, and animal stories.

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