Uncle Eli's Special-for-Kids, Most Fun Ever, Under-the-Table Passover Haggadah

Uncle Eli's Special-for-Kids, Most Fun Ever, Under-the-Table Passover Haggadah

by Eliezer Lorne Segal, Bonnie Gordon-Lucas
     
 

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Every year Jewish families commemorate the ancient exodus from Egypt with a ritual Passover meal, or seder. It's an important religious event, but for children it can be, well, kind of a snooze. This one-of-a-kind haggadah will change that. Filled with zany characters, wacky rhymes, and humorous color illustrations, Eliezer Segal's lighthearted and very

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Every year Jewish families commemorate the ancient exodus from Egypt with a ritual Passover meal, or seder. It's an important religious event, but for children it can be, well, kind of a snooze. This one-of-a-kind haggadah will change that. Filled with zany characters, wacky rhymes, and humorous color illustrations, Eliezer Segal's lighthearted and very entertaining look at Passover traditions shows just how much fun a seder can be.

Editorial Reviews

Los Angeles Times
"'Uncle Eli's Special-for-Kids' is the haggada like you've never seen it, as silly as it is reverent, as traditional as it is new."

David L. Ulin

Midwest Book Review
A story of Passover, young readers meet a cast of hilarious sages and unforgettable creatures as part of the events, personalities, and rituals of the Seder -- all told rhyming verse and whimsical color illustrations. Uncle Eli's Passover Haggadah is a unique, fun, beautifully presented, highly recommended transformation of the traditional Seder experience into an enchanting, memorable, heart inspiring, imagination stimulating format that is as lively as it is engaging.
Gila Wertheimer
To liven up your seder, bring Uncle Eli's Passover Haggadah to the table . . . then watch any boredom from both children and adults magically disappear.
The Kansas City Jewish Chronicle
Sybil Kaplan
'Uncle Eli's Passover Haggadah' is the book to buy for all the kids coming to your seder this year . . . . This book will revolutionize your family seder!
Jewish News of Greater Phoenix
Carla Lancit
With Dr. Seuss-style verse, the haggadah speaks to children in their own language.
B'nai B'Rith International Jewish Monthly
Zelda Shluker
This special-for-kids, most fun ever Haggadah lives up to its name.
Hadassah Magazine
David L. Ulin
'Uncle Eli's Special-for-Kids' is the haggada like you've never seen it, as silly as it is reverent, as traditional as it is new.
Los Angeles Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781886411265
Publisher:
No Starch Press San Francisco, CA
Publication date:
02/28/1999
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.54(w) x 9.96(h) x 0.24(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Read an Excerpt

Excerpt from Chapter 1, A Present from Uncle Eli

He lit up his smile
and began to reply:
"I'm your old friend,
Uncle Eli am I!
And I, Uncle Eli,
am just the right one
to make sure that this year
you will have lots of fun.
Instead of just sitting there
twiddling your hands
while the grown-ups read words
that you don't understand,
I've brought you
a special Haggadah to read.
It'll keep you in stitches!
It's just what you need!
I wrote it for children
like you and your friends,
who hardly can wait
for the seder to end.

It's just the right thing
for a silly young boy-
a Haggadah you'll learn
to adore and enjoy."

Then, waving his finger
and wiggling his ears,
he stuck his right hand
in his tangled white beard
and from somewhere down deep
in that jungle of hair
he pulled out a book,
which he held in the air.
It's the same fun Haggadah
you're reading today.
Don't let your folks see it!
They'll take it away.
You might want to hide it
where no one can see,
under the table,
on top of your knee.
It'll be our own secret.
They won't understand
why you cover your mouth
with the back of your hand
to stifle the laughs
that burst out all the time.
-It's your own special secret,
and Eli's
...and mine!

Meet the Author

Eliezer Segal holds a Ph.D in Talmud from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and serves as Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Calgary. He is committed to bringing the fruits of academic research to wider audiences through his popular newspaper columns in the Calgary Jewish newspapers. He is married to Agnes Romer Segal and is father to three boys.

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