THE BEST FOUR QUESTIONS by Rachelle Burk

THE BEST FOUR QUESTIONS

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Age Range: 3 - 6
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KIRKUS REVIEW

It’s time to ask the four questions at the Passover Seder—but which four questions will a little girl ask?

As the youngest in the family, pigtailed Marcy will be the one asking the traditional four questions that lead to the story of the Passover Exodus. She is very excited about this because she just loves to ask questions. Picking out her outfit and watching as her grandmother assembles the foods for the Seder plate, Marcy then joins her family at the table and proceeds. Alas, her four questions are somewhat related to Passover but they are not the ones written down in the Haggadah. Her family goes with her flow, though, and thoughtfully answers her inquiries about how many matzah balls are in the soup, what horseradish is made of, if worms are kosher, and why elderly Uncle Benjy falls asleep at the table. Finally, with the help of her older brother, she reads the four questions as written. Readers can share in the reading, and the Seder can proceed. Burk then provides the answers in a follow-up. Florian’s illustrations are colorfully cartoonish and depict a white family.

A cheerful explanation of one aspect of the Jewish celebration of freedom. (Picture book. 3-6)

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 2019
ISBN: 978-1-5415-2166-7
Page count: 36pp
Publisher: Kar-Ben
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1st, 2019




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