Friday, October 7, 2022

New review for Sherlock Mendelson and the Missing Afikomen by David Shawn Klein


"Sherlock Mendelson and the missing Afikomen" is a delightful story about the traditons observed by the Jewish people during Passover. The author has a lovely, entertaining writing style that's easy for children and adults who don't observe Passover to understand what the holiday means.

Sherlock is a ten-year-old boy with an older and a younger sibling. He loves solving msysteries along with his dog, Watson. Sherlock and Watson have successfully found answers to "Who Ate the Last Scoop of Mom's Chocolate Chip Ice Cream and other mysteries. 

Readers will learn why Passover is celebrated, what's served at the Seder and much more. You'll love meeting the members of Sherlock's large family and following the clues along with Sherlock and Watson.

The puzzle of who stole the missing Afikomen was not an easy one for Sherlock to resolve, but he's a clever young man who finally sorts things out.

I believe children and families will enjoy this story and learn a great deal about the observance of Passover. I highly recommend it. The only reason I gave it four stars was that I found the print a bit difficult to read. Regardless, I loved the book.

Reviewed by children's author Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

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