“PERFECT PICTURE BOOK – FRIDAY” – with Vivian Kirkfield

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.


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.

I’m always happy reviewing Picture Books that come my way and share them with you.  If you would like to see more please pop over to Susanna Leonard Hills Blog where there are hundreds of books reviewed by other like minded authors and writers.  Thank you for popping in and I hope you return again soon

About Diane Tulloch

Known also as the Patientdreamer I am a writer who loves to dream, and is passionate about writing stories for the young so that they may join me in the wonders of adventure in countries and cultures afar, and in special moments to remember.
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26 Responses to “PERFECT PICTURE BOOK – FRIDAY” – with Vivian Kirkfield

  1. 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!

  2. tinamcho says:

    Such a fun reading, Vivian & Diane! I enjoyed online story time with Vivian!

  3. Joanna says:

    Now I HAVE to know why it is by the pond. I love Passover guests. This sounds adorable.

  4. Lovely to hear Vivian reading her own wonderful book!

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Great review and so fun to have Vivian read it! Thanks to you both.

  8. Angie says:

    So much fun! Great job having Vivian do a read aloud! Love it! Congrats!

  9. What a fun post—and a great sounding tale. Thank you both for sharing!

  10. Amanda says:

    Oooh, I’d be thrilled to have a signed copy of Pippa’s Passover Plate – a great educational book with a fabulous message x

  11. amshahen1 says:

    So fun to hear Pippa read aloud! Even though I know the story, I loved hearing how Pippa came to be!

  12. Sue Heavenrich says:

    Great review – thanks for sharing the book and Vivian with us!

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  14. What a delightful story, Vivian. So fun to hear you read it. I’m jealous that poetry comes so easily to you. ☺️

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