Thursday, February 16, 2012

Review: Izzy the Whiz and Passover McClean by Yael Mermelstein


SUMMARY FROM NETGALLEY.COM:
Izzy the Whiz is an amateur inventor who, right before Passover, creates a super duper machine that whirs and purrs and munches and crunches and miraculously cleans the entire house just in time for the holiday – but not without creating havoc along the way. A fun, crazy, rhyming tale a la Dr. Seuss.
MY TAKE:

I'm not Jewish and there are very few Jews where I come from, so I only the basics about Passover.

Izzy the Whiz and Passover McClean centers around Izzy and his creation Passover Mclean, which helps him clean the house for Passover. This book is the perfect pre-Passover book for young Jewish children and those like me who are interested to learn a little bit more about Passover.

Izzy is such a cute kid, kinda like a less nerdy version of Dexter from Dexter's Laboratory. Passover Mclean is a pretty cool invention, too. I wouldn't mind borrowing him for a weekend or two.

Thanks to NetGalley and Kar-Ben Publishing for the e-copy.

THE GOOD:
  1. Nice coloring.
  2. Tight, well-written story.
  3. Fun concept.
THE BAD:
  1. The font seems too serious for the topic.
FAVORITE QUOTE/S:
Come into his world and you'll see what I mean,
As we watch him inventing Passover Mclean.
READ IT IF:
  1. You want your kids to learn more about Passover traditions.
  2. You like smart and inventive children.
  3. You like books that have illustrations that are colored well.
RATING:
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