"Richard Codor's Joyous Haggadah: The Illuminated Story of Passover" (Loose Line, $11.95) combines colorful cartoon illustrations with all the components of the seder -- so you can follow along and enjoy it. Helpful tips are scattered throughout -- polite advice during the plagues: "Just don't stick your finger in someone else's cup" -- making this a fun alternative for both the seder first-timer and veteran. The back of the book features recipes for Classic Charoset and Chocolate Matzah Delight ("If the Israelites had dessert before they left Egypt, this is it").
This or That?
Test your knowledge of the Exodus tale and the Passover seder by circling the correct answer in each set. Scroll all the way down this page for the answers. (It is OK to ask mom or dad for help.)
1) In "Chad Gadya":
a) The butcher killed the ox
b) The ox ate the dog
2) In the Four Questions:
a) First we ask about dipping, then about reclining
b) First we ask about reclining, then about dipping
3) In the Ten Plagues:
a) Boils come after hail
b) Boils come before hail
4) Amram and Yocheved had three children, their oldest child was:
5) When baby Moses was given a choice between a bowl of gold and a bowlof hot coals, which did the angel guide his hand toward?
a) The coal
b) The gold
6) Which happened first:
a) Moses saw God in the burning bush
b) Moses became a dad
7) The three matzahs used in the seder represent:
a) The Cohens, Levis and Yisroel
b) Abraham, Issac and Jacob
Exodus in Your 'Hood
Ever wondered what it would be like to experience the story of Pesach? Find the answer on Sunday, March 30, 1-5 p.m., at the Shalom Institute in Malibu's Fun and Wacky Passover Family Adventure and Camp JCA Shalom Open House. You and your family can travel back in time, pick parsley for the seder, leave Egypt, watch the Ten Plagues, make holiday crafts and -- the coolest of all -- ride a zip line across the Red Sea. All of that plus a moonbounce, music, puppet shows, reptiles, climbing wall, hikes and camp tours. Did we mention that it is free? That's right, you can save your shekels to buy those really yummy chocolate lollipops and fruit slices for Passover snacks.
34342 Mulholland Highway, Malibu. (818) 889-5500. or www.shalominstitute.com.
This or That: 1a, 2a, 3b, 4a, 5a 6b, 7a