A steady book with really nice pictures. However, the pictures are the only thing I liked about the book. It mostly describes 10 plagues (punishments), does not explain who moses was and never mentions splitting the Red Sea. The publishers claim that "parent will want to use this book to introduce the celebreation of the Passover to their toddlers", but in my opinion the language used in the book is not appropirate for toddlers. Sentences are rather short, but they use such words as "house of bondage", "gnats" and never really explains what slave is. I mean it is just stated that Hebrews (another strange word) became slaves and nothing is mentioned about hard work and bad conditions. Still, my 3 year old loves the pictures, so may be parents can use the bokks to tell the story in their own words.
Complete and accurate2002/2/27
This excellent board book is a simple, historical account of Passover as found in the book of Exodus. It's wordy enough to be enjoyed by older children. The colorful pictures still capture the attention of younger children. Candy Cane Press has a whole series of board books covering all sorts of holidays, and I've liked every one of them. The perspective is religious, but not preachy. I appreciate the simplified but accurate stories
Not for little children2012/3/3
The fact that this is a board book -- typical of baby books-- may inspire purchase of this book for very small children. Also it is advertised as a child's first introduction to the story of Exodus. However, as a parent, I wouldn't recommend reading this book to small children (under age 5 for example).
This book focuses too heavily on the plagues-- with somewhat disturbing illustrations.
Perhaps the book is good for older children in depicting the suffering of the Hebrew people as well as the Egyptians who also suffered for the Pharoah's obstinance.
Excellent for teaching children the story of Passover. Our kids enjoy this book and love to have it read to them anytime.