Sunday, March 04, 2018

Passover Frogs

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The Plague of Frogs and the Dry Bones Passover Haggadah are both available from Amazon and can be seen at
and for those in the UK or Israel:

A Plague of Frogs for your Seder Table
The Build-a-Frog Activity Book a Natural Companion to Dry Bones Passover Haggadah Published by Koren Publishers

Dry Bones cartoonist Yaakov Kirschen’s latest book is sure to delight his many fans. It is titled “a Plague of Frogs” and is an activity book of colorful paper models of frogs to cut out and put together. Beyond origami, children and adults can enjoy this creative Passover experience together. The frogs can decorate Passover Seder tables or be used as name place settings. This charming book makes a lovely companion piece to the popular Dry Bones Passover Haggadah.

Each of the twenty models in this book accurately shows the colors and patterns of different species of frogs. Three color-it-yourself models round out the fun and educational experience.

Passover celebrates the freeing of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. The Bible and the Passover Haggadah describe ten great plagues that struck Egypt and finally convinced Pharaoh to “let our people go”.

 The second of those ten plagues was a plague of frogs. Most people think that frogs are green, but as Kirschen points out “frogs are found in an amazing number of colors; red, green, blue, purple, yellow, orange, and more. Some have smooth skin, some bumpy, some are one solid color, others have crazy patterns of contrasting colors.

Explaining the origin of this new Passover treat, Kirschen says “Whenever I think of the plague of frogs I imagine the land of Egypt being overrun with hundreds of different types of frogs. In my mind I picture frogs from all over the world, pouring into Pharaoh’s kingdom in huge colorful, swarming crowds. It was this vision that gave birth to this book and to its selection of frogs from around the world.

Both the “Dry Bones Passover Haggadah” and the new “Plague of Frogs” activity book are designed to add to the traditional and full Seder experience by making it more entertaining and enjoyable for all.

The Plague of Frogs and the Dry Bones Passover Haggadah are both available from Amazon and can be seen at
and for those in the UK or Israel:

About Yaakov Kirschen:
Brooklyn born (in 1938) cartoonist Yaakov Kirschen is a member of both America's National Cartoonists Society and the Israeli Cartoonists Society. He moved to Israel in 1971 and has been writing and drawing his much loved and award-winning Dry Bones cartoons without a break since it first appeared in the Jerusalem Post in January of 1973. His cartoons have been reprinted in the New York Times, Time magazine, the LA Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and other major mainstream media publications.
His Dry Bones Passover Haggadah has become a classic.
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