Year: 2010

Review

Illustrated by Paul Meisel
(Holiday House, 2010)

"Such a clever idea! Set the story . . . during the Jewish holiday that turns every home into a sacred space, and watch a familiar tale become exponentially funnier and, yes, more meaningful. By the time Kimmelman, a terrifically conversational storyteller, and Meisel, a slyly astute cartoonist are done, readers of all faiths will understand why, even after all her schlepping and kvetching and unassisted matzo making, the Little Red Hen still cannot turn away her "no-goodnik" friends when they have the chutzpah to show up at her seder. - Publishers Weekly (starred review)