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Alligator Seder

Alligator Seder
Jessica Hickman By (author)
Elissambura Illustrated by
Board book

Lerner Publishing Group

Limited ***

6.5 X 6.5 in
12 pg

JUVENILE FICTION / Religious / Jewish
JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / Passover
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Alligators & Crocodiles


They look for bits of chametz. They’re good investigators.

They’re really just like you and me— except they’re ALLIGATORS.

A family of alligators in Florida prepares for their Passover seder, setting the table, welcoming guests, performing the seder rituals and eating the festive meal. Young readers will enjoy this rhyming, whimsical tale for the Passover holiday.


"This educational and entertaining board book provides a window into the Passover traditions of a Jewish family. " — Lila Spitz, Sydney Taylor Shmooze Blog

"Young readers will enjoy this rhyming, whimsical Passover tale." — Bob Jacob, Co-Editor, CJN

"This sturdy square board book (6.5 X 6.5 inches) is a welcome addition to a family’s Seder table." — Sandra Bornstein

"A cheerful introduction to the holiday for youngsters, both reptile and human." — Kirkus Review

"This book shows some alligators celebrating Passover. It shows how humans often celebrate it with alligators instead. It takes place in a state in the U.S. that alligators are often found in." — Jill Harris

"Alligator Seder is definitely a book to enjoy now, and to revisit on Passover." — Marcia Berneger, San Diego Jewish World

Author Bio

Jessica Hickman is a South Florida native, proud mama, and children's book author. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her family, where she enjoys live music, farmer's markets, and exploring the outdoors. Alligator Seder is her debut children's book.

Elissambura is an illustrator of many children's books, including Alligator Seder, Happy Roo Year: It's Rosh Hashanah, and Who's Got the Etrog? Her favorite subject to draw is animals. She works in a variety of techniques, including digital and mixed media. She lives in Argentina.