Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

Parents' Choice Awards : Audio : Storytelling
MATZAH & MIRACLES, A Passover Musical

MATZAH & MIRACLES, A Passover Musical

Fall 2012 Storytelling
Ages: 7 - 11 yrs.
Producer: See The Wish
CD Price: $15.00

Ariel and Benjamin complain that listening to the Passover story every year is so "boring." They don't understand Hebrew, and they wish the story could be more like Harry Potter or The Golden Compass. Bubbe, their grandmother, uses story and song to show them just how exciting the Passover story really is. In addition to a CD of original songs (pleasant, although not show-stoppers) there is a short chapter book of the musical's storyline, scripts for three skits, puppet illustrations to photocopy and color, and song lyrics. This musical is a nice introduction to an important part of Jewish culture, as well as a good teaching tool for children already in the faith.

Zarina Mullan Plath   ©2012 Parents' Choice
Zarina Mullan Plath has undergraduate degrees in both biology and English. Her interests include cookbooks/culinary history, South Asian literature (especially in regards to South Asians in America), and, of course, children's literature. Her poetry is included in the anthology Sweeping Beauty (U. of Iowa Press, 2005). Zarina lives in Central Illinois with her husband, two children, and assorted pets.

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