The Little Red Hen and the Passover Matzah

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Holiday House
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9.5 X 9.88 X 0.12 inches | 0.36 pounds

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About the Author

Leslie Kimmelman is a former children's book and magazine editor, as well as the author of more than a dozen children's books, including The Runaway Latke and Hanukkah Lights, Hanukkah Nights. Publishers Weekly has prasied her writing as energetic and highly accessible to very young children. Her current dog, Jodie is one of a long line of family dogs that have loved cool lakes, long, lazy summers, and--especially--ice cream. She lives in the New Yok City area.

Paul Meisel is the author and illustrator of See Me Run, a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book, and See Me Dig, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book, and is the illustrator of many books for young people, including The Schmutzy Family by Madelyn Rosenberg, a Sydney Taylor Honor Book. He lives in Connecticut.


* "This Yiddish-inflected retelling of 'The Little Red Hen' features a balabusta (good homemaker) who kvetches about her lazy no-goodnik friends who will not help her make matzah from wheat. . . . A must for Judaica collections."--School Library Journal, Starred Review

* "Such a clever idea! . . . Watch a familiar tale become exponentially funnier and, yes, more meaningful."--Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"very imaginative and witty for young readers."--Jerusalem Post

"Meisel's accompanying cartoons . . . add exactly the right touch of humor to this holiday version of a classic folktale, which is filled with enough Yiddishisms to make every Bubbe act out the reading in old-world style."--Kirkus Reviews