Additional Passover titles (see Spring Holiday Reviews, Feb. 9) include Rebecca's Passover by Adèle Geras, illus. by Sheila Moxley, which showcases the notable author's storytelling skill. Here she describes a seder spent with members of an affectionate extended family. Working in a contemporary style, Moxley takes Geras's work out of the traditional Old World context emphasized in, for example, her collection My Grandmother's Stories; the artist also weaves in sequences that tie the seder and its celebrants to the scenes in Egypt that the seder commemorates. (Frances Lincoln, $7.95 paper 32p ages 5-9 ISBN 1-84507-155-7; Mar.)

The board book original This Is Passover by Santiago Cohen, a companion to his It's Hannukah!, effectively introduces elements of the seder via House That Jack Built—style cumulative verse and loosely rendered art: as each ritual food is named (and illustrated, almost rebus-style) within the text, it shows up on the facing page, pictured on the increasingly crowded table introduced in the first spread. (Handprint/Blue Apple [Chronicle, dist.], $8.95 ages 2-5 ISBN 1-59354-031-0; Apr.)