cover image Grover and Big Bird’s Passover Celebration

Grover and Big Bird’s Passover Celebration

Tilda Balsley and Ellen Fischer, illus. by Tom Leigh. Kar-Ben, $16.95 (24p) ISBN 978-0-7613-8491-5

Passover comes to vivid life in this fun and engaging tale from the Shalom Sesame series. As Grover and Big Bird make their way to Brosh and Avigail’s home for the Passover seder, a stalled bus gives them an opportunity to do mitzvot (good deeds), like helping a tired woman with her groceries and catching a runaway puppy, on the holiday’s eve. As they rush to their hosts’ home, Grover and Big Bird learn some common Hebrew words and find relevant moments to remember the Passover story and understand holiday traditions such as eating matzoh. Bright colors and humorous illustrations will draw in readers and inform and excite them about this important Jewish holiday. Ages 2–6. (Feb.)