Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 0 to 2
- Grade: p to 12
- Reading age: 0 to 2
Teach babies and toddlers about this important Jewish festival by exploring what happens during the Passover seder with this delightful photographic board book.
This primer features family and friends coming together to share a meal, tell stories and sing songs, and encourages little ones to participate in this special time. Children of all faiths will enjoy the bright photos and primary text that focuses on bringing family together to celebrate and observe a holiday tradition.
About the author
MONIQUE POLAK is the author of 26 novels for young readers, as well as two non-fiction titles and a board book. Her books Hate Mail, Room for One More, and the historical novel What World is Left, which was inspired by her mother’s experience during the Holocaust, were all winners of the Quebec Writers’ Federation Prize for Children’s and YA Literature.
Her books have also been nominated for the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People and the Arthur Ellis Award, and several have been selected as Best Books for Children and Teens by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre.
She is also a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in The Globe and Mail, Macleans, and Postmedia newspapers across the country, and is a columnist on ICI Radio-Canada’s Plus on est de fous, plus on lit! Monique lives in Montreal, Quebec, where she teaches English and Humanities at Marianopolis College.
"Polak presents a highly accessible introduction to aspects of the Passover seder in this holiday board book…It's a warm and intimate look at Passover for the youngest of celebrants."
"The small board book size will please both grandparents, parents and children who will turn these pages often as they remember their loving family events and look forward for those to come. Highly Recommended."
"It is a perfect mood-setter and preparation for the youngest of family members who, before encountering the hubbub of the holiday, need some familiarity with its images and terms."
Jewish Book Council
Passover Family uses beautiful photographs of a family gathering for the Passover meal. The sweet images and text will appeal to young readers and capture the spirit of this holiday by focusing on moments that would resonate with the experiences of little ones.