“My family and I thoroughly enjoyed your Passover Zoo Seder
and even ‘Ma-Roared’
a few times.”
—Sen. Joseph Lieberman
“A delicious blend of fantasy and fact—flavored with tsimmes.”
—Eli Wallach, actor
There’s mayhem at the zoo this year. Passover is coming, but all of the zoo animals’ Haggadahs are too worn to read. Thankfully, Shai Elephant remembers the Exodus story word-for-word and assigns lines to each animal. Every creature is eager to baa, laugh, whinny, or bray its part. Everyone has a role—from the lion’s great big “Ma-Roar!” to the vultures’ help finishing off the meal.
Written to be read aloud, this fanciful, rhyming romp through the Pesach tradition is filled with tongue twisters, alliteration, and onomatopoeia. Italicized portions of the text are intended to be sung. An extensive glossary, word search, and crossword puzzle complete the celebration.
About the Author
S. Daniel Guttman is the president of Business Management Solutions, Inc., a management consulting and marketing company. He is also an adjunct professor at the Henry P. Becton School of Nursing Doctorate of Nursing Practice program at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. He holds an MBA from NYU. A New York native, he speaks, reads, and writes Hebrew fluently and lives in Westfield, New Jersey.
About the Illustrator
Phillip Ratner works fluidly in sculpture, painting, etched glass, tapestry, drawing, and the graphic arts. In 2006, he established the Dennis and Phillip Ratner Museum, which holds a collection of his art, in Bethesda, Maryland. Ratner holds degrees from the Pratt Institute and American University. Among his most important pieces are five sculptures at the Statue of Liberty and thirty-five works at Ellis Island. He lives near his birthplace of Washington, D.C.
THE PASSOVER ZOO SEDER
By S. Daniel Guttman
Illustrated by Phillip Ratner
JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / Passover
JUVENILE FICTION / Religion / Judaism
32 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
31 color illus.