The Little Red Hen and the Passover Matzah by Leslie Kimmelman

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In this rollicking version of a favorite folktale, a harried, hardworking hen finds the true meaning of Passover.

Oy gevalt! The Little Red Hen likes baking matzah, but she's not so crazy about doing everything herself. Would it be too much to ask her friends Dog, Horse, and Sheep to help plant and harvest some wheat for the delicious Passover treat? Couldn't they at least help schlep the wheat to the mill? A recipe for matzah, a glossary of Yiddish words, and a note on Passover traditions is included.


About Leslie Kimmelman

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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 illustrated Go to Sleep, Groundhog! by Judy Cox, Barnyard Slam by Dian Curtis Regan, and The Little Red Hen and the Passover Matzah by Leslie Kimmelman. He lives in Connecticut.
Published January 1, 2010 by Holiday House. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Political & Social Sciences.

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‘Think again,’ said Dog.” Little Red Hen resigns herself to going it alone, but she is a classic kvetcher: “I should live so long, to see this bunch of lazy no-goodniks put in an honest day’s work.” Meisel’s accompanying cartoons, done in ink, watercolor and pastels, add exactly the right touch o...

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