Welcoming Elijah: A Passover Tale With A Tail by Lesléa Newman, illustrated by Susan Gal

Published by Charlesbridge

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Summary:  While a boy celebrates Passover with his family, a little white kitten waits outside the family’s house.  Inside is light, laughter, and food. Outside is darkness, silence, and nothing to eat. The boy enjoys all the parts of the Seder dinner, eating each food and singing, while the kitten waits in the darkness.  Finally, it’s time to welcome Elijah. When the boy opens the door, the kitten is there waiting for him. “And that’s how Elijah found a home.” Includes an author’s note with additional information about Passover.  32 pages; ages 4-8.

Pros:  A fun introduction to Passover, and cute illustrations portraying the multicultural family celebration and the adorable kitten.

Cons:  It might have been nice to have an activity or some additional resources about Passover.

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