Afikoman, Where'd You Go?: A Passover Hide-and-Seek Adventure (Hardcover)

Afikoman, Where'd You Go?: A Passover Hide-and-Seek Adventure By Rebecca Gardyn Levington, Noa Kelner (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Help the children find the afikoman during their seder! It’s a rambunctious Passover hide-and-seek story for fans of Where’s Waldo? and The Gingerbread Man.

This lively, funny picture book brings to life the Passover tradition of searching for the afikoman—literally. When the mischievous piece of matzoh runs and hides during the seder, all the kids in the family (and even the pet dog!) go hunting for it, through every room in the house. Readers can join the hunt and find the sneaky afikoman in each bright and busy scene while enjoying the playful rhyming text. And they’re in for a surprise ending that’s as delightful as this favorite part of Passover.

About the Author

Rebecca Gardyn Levington is a Jewish children’s book author, poet, and journalist. She has a master’s degree in magazine journalism from NYU and a bachelor’s degree in communication studies from UCLA. This is her third published picture book, and her poetry and articles have appeared in various anthologies, newspapers, and magazines. She lives in the suburbs of New Jersey with her husband and two boisterous boys.

Noa Kelner is a freelance illustrator living and working in Jerusalem. She graduated from the Department of Visual Communication at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design and now works with Israeli newspapers, magazines, publishers, and design firms. She has illustrated several picture books and is the co-founder and artistic director of an art festival in Jerusalem that showcases hundreds of illustrators every year.

Praise For…

"With rhythm and repetition, this book has the makings of a storytime hit. The artwork is charming, allowing sharp-eyed readers to outwit the book’s characters and locate the afikoman one very page." —Kirkus Review

"At a large seder attended by people of varying abilities, ages, and skin tones, six kids and a dog are dispatched to look for the afikomen—deemed “a silly, sneaky guy” by the participant-narrator, and depicted by Kelner with simple but mischievous facial features and stick arms and legs. Pencil, ink, and digital art, lavish with domestic details, shows the seekers moving through the house and backyard, leaving no cushion unturned, no drawer unopened, and, in the dog’s case, no roll of toilet paperunrolled." —Publishers Weekly

★"This cheerful Passover picture book is Where’s Waldo? meets The Gingerbread Man. Children will find Levington’s singsong, rhyming text delightful. The storyline is simple but effective. This fun book could become a Passover classic." —School Library Journal
Product Details
ISBN: 9780593617786
ISBN-10: 0593617789
Publisher: Rocky Pond Books
Publication Date: February 20th, 2024
Pages: 40
Language: English