Monday, April 18, 2016

Review/Giveaway: The Passover Surprise by Janet Ruth Heller

About the Book

Genre:  Children
Format:  E-ARC
Publisher:  Fictive Press
Release Date:  March 2015

Lisa and her younger brother, Jon, are excited to learn about their father’s hobby of stamp collecting. Their father makes it even more fun with a contest. Both children put all their energy into the contest, but find themselves faced with a huge dilemma. As the Passover holiday approaches, both children are more and more anxious about the contest.

To their surprise, they learn about their father’s and other Jewish soldiers’ experiences during World War II. It gives them a new perspective on life.

This book captures the true essence of family, combining holiday traditions with a bit of history as well. Readers are given a taste of Jewish life. It teaches values such as equality, religion, and speaking up if you have questions. It’s told in a way that’s not preachy. Instead, it’s a pure joy to read. It should be noted that this is a short book, only 48 pages but it’s a powerful 48 pages.

It’s the perfect book for children. It gives them an excellent education along with a fun read. It's quite timely with Passover about to begin.

FTC Disclosure: The publisher provided me with a copy of this book to review. This did not influence my thoughts and opinions in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.


Thanks to the publisher, I have one print book of The Passover Surprise by Janet Ruth Heller to giveaway to one lucky winner.

Just a few simple rules...

1) You must fill out the rafflecopter form below.

2) Contest is open to anyone over 18 years old

3) US Residents Only

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No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited.

The giveaway begins on April 18th (midnight est) and ends on April 25th (midnight est).

The winner will be chosen randomly by Rafflecopter. The winner will be notified by email and has 48 hours to respond, otherwise a new winner will be chosen. I will announce the winner here on my blog.

Good luck!

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  1. Thanks for this wonderful book which I would treasure greatly and give to my grandsons to enjoy during Passover which begins Friday night with the first seder. Being Jewish this is a very meaningful and lovely giveaway.

  2. This book could be used as a teaching momen

  3. I agree that this would be a great book for young people to learn about a seder.

  4. I just double checked to make sure I follow you on FB. Looked at where you live, "Shirley you jest".

  5. Now for the serious comment. As of this weekend my grandkid total rises to a total of 10. All the school age ones go to Yeshiva (like their parents did) so I'm sure they'd love the book.


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