The Passover Mouse

Coming January 2020, The Passover Mouse received a starred review in Kirkus Reviews, indicating a book of exceptional merit.


by Joy Nelkin Wieder, illustrated by Shahar Kober

“A book that fits moving scenes, puzzles, and mice into the same story is an excellent addition to the Jewish tradition. (glossary) (Picture book. 4-7)” 

This animal story may help explain why Jews became known as the People of the Book: Even the holiest books might include jokes or fables or riddles. Read full book review > — Kirkus Reviews

Heartwarming and humorous.”  —Booklist

In the holiday-themed picture book about community and sharing, a little mouse upsets a village preparing for Passover when it steals a morsel of unleavened bread—or chometz—right after all the houses have been swept clean in accordance with Talmudic law, inspiring the neighbors to come together to help get ready.

Publication by Doubleday Books for Young Readers is slated for January 28, 2020.

The Passover Mouse can be pre-ordered at Penguin Random House or Random House Children’s Books.

Copyright © 2019 Joy Nelkin Wieder