Where Is Poppy?

S. & S. Feb. 2024. 40p. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9781534489196.
K-Gr 3–A young girl arrives at Passover dinner with disappointment and longing, wondering how the yearly celebration can continue on without “Poppy.” As Mama claims he is “still here,” the search for the beloved family member begins. The girl keeps looking for him, while each room sparks fond memories of her time with him: storytelling in his favorite chair, sharing the secret ingredient to his matzah ball soup, and singing around the dinner table. Poppy’s legacy lives on, thanks to the beautiful traditions created by him and, in turn, carried on by this very special, loving family. This family’s Passover traditions are captured with ease. Wulfekotte’s black-and-white illustrations of each character stand out against a muted but colorful background.
VERDICT A simplicity of language gives this title wide appeal, while also keeping the attention of readers as the search for Poppy unfolds; a perfect story for all ages.

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