The matzah that Papa brought home

by Manushkin, Fran.

Format: Print Book 1995
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
Available (4)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library Children's Department - Seasonal/Holiday qj Fic Manushki
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Children's Department - Seasonal/Holiday
Call Number  qj Fic Manushki
Dormont Public Library Holidays HOLIDAYS MANU
Location  Dormont Public Library
Collection  Holidays
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Holiday j Ea MANUSHKIN
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Holiday
Call Number  j Ea MANUSHKIN
North Versailles Public Library Picture Book P MANU
Location  North Versailles Public Library
Collection  Picture Book
Call Number  P MANU
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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 3-6. The sprightly text of this cumulative Passover tale ("This is the matzah papa brought home. / This is the feast that Mama made with the matzah that Papa brought home. / This is the Passover Seder we shared to eat the feast that Mama made," and so on) is simple and lively enough for even the youngest child to enjoy, although the words give only the barest notion of what the Jewish springtime holiday is actually about. The confused and the curious will need to turn to several follow-up pages that outline the story of Passover and explain the traditions (like the Four Questions) and special foods (like haroset and matzah) mentioned in the story. The section will indeed answer some basic questions about Passover, but what the book actually does best is convey the feeling of closeness and community engendered by the celebration, which Bittinger adeptly captures in double-page-spread oil paintings that glow as brightly as the candles on the seder table. ~--Stephanie Zvirin"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Bittinger's background as a portrait painter shines throughout the luminous holiday scenes in his picture book debut. One family's celebration of Passover gets off to a happy start as a bearded patriarch arrives home, laden with shopping bags, his three children clamoring to view the contents. From that opening, Manushkin constructs a ``House That Jack Built'' version of the celebration: ``This is the Passover Seder we shared/ to eat the feast that Mama made/ with the matzah that Papa brought home.'' Though her cumulative text deserves applause-the rhymes remain easy and unforced as all the familiar aspects of the ritual are enumerated-it's the people here, and the visual details, that tell the tale. Occasionally reminiscent of Ted Rand's work, Bittinger's character studies are gems: from the glowing face of the daughter clutching her Haggadah to the almost surreal evocation of the plagues of Egypt to the study of many hands grasping at the feast table's bounty, these are illustrations to savor. Ages 2-7. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Seder -- Fiction.
Passover -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Scholastic Inc.,1995
Contributors Bittinger, Ned.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 0590471465
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