Written by Janie Emaus and illustrated by Bryan Langdo
To: The Easter Bunny
I've always celebrated Easter, but my new stepsister, Anna, celebrates Passover. I want her to have something special in the Golden Egg when you bring it. If I think of something, I'll let you know.
While waiting for an answer, Michael annoys Anna by following her around hoping for inspiration. But Anna has her own problem: her Passover items are missing.
Each time she can't find something, Michael has an "aha" moment and is certain he has discovered what to put in the egg . . . only to hear back from the Easter Bunny that the item won't fit.
In the end, Michael does more than find something special to put inside the Golden Egg--he saves Anna's favorite part of the Passover seder.
In this humorous and endearing picture book, blending both Easter and Passover, a young boy and his stepsister realize celebrating together (or hunting together for Easter Eggs and the Afikoman) makes the holidays even better.
Easter Eggs and Matzo Balls includes a glossary of Easter and Passover terms and concludes with recipes of Anna and Michael's favorite holiday foods ready for children to replicate in their own kitchens.
Target Age: 4-7