My First Passover

My First Passover

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by Tomie dePaola
     
 

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Passover is a time for families and friends to celebrate their faith and shared history. Tomie dePaola’s simple text and beautiful illustrations provide insight into this special holiday for young readers.  See more details below

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Passover is a time for families and friends to celebrate their faith and shared history. Tomie dePaola’s simple text and beautiful illustrations provide insight into this special holiday for young readers.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Ali Fell
My First Passover is a literary introduction to the Jewish holiday of Pesach for very young children. While there are few words, the words are well chosen to introduce difficult concepts. Small children, nevertheless, will not be able to make any sense of the content unless an adult goes out of his or her way to explain and/or demonstrate various aspects. Bitter herbs? Shank bone? Ideally, it will be read both before and after the Passover dinner and then over the course of the year. For this reason, the primary readers of this book will probably be Jewish. Combining this book with a more expanded story of the Exodus will add meaning and child delight. What child does not like a good story? The pictures are simple, colorful, pleasant, and excellent for their purpose in teaching a small child. Any adult who purchases this book must have the commitment to use it as a framework for actively teaching. As a follow up to adult teaching, young readers will be able to proudly read the book to younger siblings; this will improve both reading skills and reinforce the child's own knowledge of Passover. Reviewer: Ali Fell
School Library Journal
PreS-K-- The introduction to the Four Questions, ``Why is this night different from all other nights?'' traditionally asked at the beginning of the Passover Seder, is used both to open this board book and to provide a unifying theme. Basic concepts and vocabulary are explained in simple language; full-color illustrations provide visual clarification. An excellent way to introduce the holiday to very young children. --Susan Kaminow, Arlington County Public Library, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399217845
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
02/07/1991
Pages:
12
Product dimensions:
20.00(w) x 20.00(h) x 20.00(d)

Meet the Author

Tomie dePaola (www.tomie.com) is the acclaimed author and/or illustrator of more than 200 books for children. He has received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, a Newbery Honor for 26 Fairmount Avenue and a Caldecott Honor for Strega Nona. He was awarded the Smithson Medal, the Regina Medal, was designated a "living treasure" by the state of New Hampshire, and received the 2012 Original Art Lifetime Achievement Award given by the Society of Illustrators. He lives in New London, New Hampshire.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Connecticut and New Hampshire
Date of Birth:
September 15, 1935
Place of Birth:
Meriden, CT
Website:
http://www.tomie.com/main.html

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My First Passover 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
RL60 More than 1 year ago
easy to read and understand and the children enjoy it.
CarlaatDaptd More than 1 year ago
No story, no real verbal engagement at all, but De Paola's illustrations make this a perfect introduction to Passover for very young children. The engagingly smiling family members enjoying the Passover Seder and the large, colorful illustrations of the components of that meal keep the toddler coming back for more again and again.