Top Ten Classic Jewish Books for Kids
These classics reach into Jewish history to teach your children about their origins
The Carp in the Bathtub By Barbara Cohen
I almost took this book off the list, because both text and art feel a little dated to me. But in the end I couldn't, because however old fashioned it may be, The Carp in the Bathtub has not faded from my memory. It's about kids who don't understand what their parents are doing--in this case, plotting to kill a fish for Passover seder--and so try to defy them, by smuggling the fish (now named Joe) off to a neighbor's bathtub for safekeeping. In the end, the kids don't get their way, and I think if this book were written now, it might end differently, but that seems worth thinking about.