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About The Book

In this heartwarming Passover story, a young Jewish child learns to work through grief with the help of family, memory, and tradition.

It’s Passover time and everything seems the same, but there’s one major problem. Poppy is gone. And it’s just not Passover without Poppy. Mama says he’s still here, and Aunty says to keep looking, but where? This young child searches and searches but can’t find Poppy anywhere.

All of Poppy’s favorite people are here though, and so are the special traditions he taught them. Suddenly she starts to realize that maybe, just maybe, Poppy is here, too…and always will be.

About The Author

Photo Courtesy of the Author

Caroline Kusin Pritchard grew up as the youngest of four children in Dallas, Texas, and spent her childhood sneaking extra helpings of noodle kugel from her bubbe’s kitchen. Where is Poppy? is Caroline’s second picture book following her debut Gitty and Kvetch which was a Tablet Magazine Best Jewish Picture Book of 2021. Caroline lives in the Bay Area with her husband, three kiddos, and their 120-pound dog.

About The Illustrator

Photograph © Sangjun Chon

Dana Wulfekotte is an animator and children’s book creator. She was born in South Korea, raised in New Jersey, and currently lives in Queens, New York, with her boyfriend and two pet rabbits.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (February 15, 2024)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781534489196
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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Raves and Reviews

"With a racially diverse extended family and mention of modern traditions (oranges on the seder plate), this will be welcomed."

– Booklist, January 2024

"A perfect story for all ages."

– School Library Journal, January 2024

"This is a delightful, though poignant, Passover read that reminds children that this festive spring holiday is about family unity and keeping traditions and memories alive....A tender Passover tale that will be especially meaningful for families who’ve lost cherished members."

– Kirkus Reviews, January 2024

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