by Tilda Balsley (Author); Akemi Gutierrez (Illustrations)
Why is matzah plain and flat? For centuries it’s been like that. A rhyming introduction to Passover’s traditional food, with children eating and enjoying “lotsa matzah” many different ways during the holiday.
"Lotsa Matzah" is a short story about Matzah (unleavened bread), promoted for children ages 1-4. It starts out asking why matzah is plain and flat and a short explanation follows. It teaches children how matzah is used for the Passover and for the week after Passover. It also gives examples of what condiments people might put on matzah.
I believe that this book will help motivate children whose families celebrate the Passover holiday. It describes what matzah is, why it is eaten for Passover and during the following week, and how to have fun eating it for a week. The illustrations made the matzah look yummy to me so I am wondering if children will also think it looks yummy.
This is a book that families most likely might want to keep around for the Passover holiday each year. I can picture that it also might be read to large or small groups of children during Passover celebrations at congregations and schools.
"This book is adorable! A good book for little ones about Passover. Each verse rhymes, so it is very catchy!"
Ages 3-7; 12 Pages; Boardbook