I’m so delighted to have my dear friend and critique buddy Vivian Kirkfield here with me in New Zealand. I often have to pinch myself that she is really here with me and I thought what a wonderful opportunity to have Vivian, the author of Pippa’s Passover Plate read to us her beautiful story. So sit back and enjoy. Oh, and did I mention there is also a giveaway of a SIGNED copy of PIPPA’S PASSOVER PLATE. To be in to win all you have to do is comment below.
PIPPA’S PASSOVER PLATE
Written by: Vivian Kirkfield
Illustrated by: Jill Weber
Published by: Holiday House New York. February 2019
Ages: 4 – 8 years
Theme: Bravery, empowerment,
Opening Lines: Hurry, scurry, Pippa Mouse, washing, scrubbing, cleaning house.
Synopsis: From Amazon… An enchanting mouse scours her cozy, miniature home for her Passover Seder plate with no luck. Sundown is near and the Passover celebration will begin soon. Pippa Mouse must venture out and be brave to ask a cat, a snake, and an owl for help. To her surprise not only are the animals helpful in tracing her plate to the pond, they become her Passover Seder guests. A spread at the end of the book shows the Passover plate with its six essential symbolic items: zeroah (a roasted bone), beitzah,(an egg), maror and charoset (bitter herbs), chazeret (mortar or paste), and karpas (a spring vegetable).
Why I like this: This is a beautiful rollicking read aloud that will surely have children following Pippa as she looks for her Seder plate. Courage and friendship are universal themes within this story and Jill Weber’s illustrations are delightful and fun making this book a keepsake.
Resources/Findings: A great teachers/parent guide… https://pjlibrary.org/getmedia/add2be91-7072-490f-b4aa-917a5202d650/Pippa-s-Passover-Plate-Reading-Guide.pdf
Don’t forget to comment below to be in to win a copy of Pippa’s Passover plate. You have until 15th March.
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Thank you so much, Diane! What a lovely Perfect Picture Book Friday review…and I really had fun reading the story! What a joy to be here in New Zealand with you…I’m a very lucky lady!
I think I’m the luckiest lady to have you here. It was fun making the video with you reading the story. Looking forward to the next one. 🙂
Such a fun reading, Vivian & Diane! I enjoyed online story time with Vivian!
Ha, yes I do too Tina. I enjoyed making this video with Vivian. She is such a good sport and willing to give anything a go. 🙂
Now I HAVE to know why it is by the pond. I love Passover guests. This sounds adorable.
It is Joanna. A very sweet book and so adorably illustrated. Enjoy.
Lovely to hear Vivian reading her own wonderful book!
Thank you. Glad you enjoyed this.
Perfect share today. And it is fun to hear Vivian read her latest release! Lovely pacing and language! What a sweet book with lovely detailed illustrations! I also was tagged as mousy as a child.
Hi Pat. Glad you enjoyed listening to Vivian read her story. The story is adorable.
Thanks for sharing this book. It sounds both meaningful and sweet. I don’t think I have ever come across a book about the Passover. I will check it out.
You’re very welcome. Thank you so much for commenting.
Great review and so fun to have Vivian read it! Thanks to you both.
Hi Maria. It was fun having Vivian read the story. Watch out for the two more read alouds by Vivian in the very near future. Enjoy!
So much fun! Great job having Vivian do a read aloud! Love it! Congrats!
Thank you Angie. Glad you enjoyed this.
What a fun post—and a great sounding tale. Thank you both for sharing!
Thank you Lindsay. Thanks for stopping in. Do come back again.
Oooh, I’d be thrilled to have a signed copy of Pippa’s Passover Plate – a great educational book with a fabulous message x
Thanks Amanda. It is a lovely book.
So fun to hear Pippa read aloud! Even though I know the story, I loved hearing how Pippa came to be!
Thank you. Glad you enjoyed this.
Great review – thanks for sharing the book and Vivian with us!
You’re welcome Sue.
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What a delightful story, Vivian. So fun to hear you read it. I’m jealous that poetry comes so easily to you. ☺️