Perfect Picture Book Friday – Easter Eggs And Matzo Balls PLUS A Giveaway!

It’s the first Perfect Picture Book Friday of Spring!

And what better to share than a book about Easter and Passover, both of which will be here before you know it?

I’ll tell you what’s better! You get the chance to win a signed copy of the book from author Janie Emaus! Just leave a comment on today’s post by Thursday March 30 at 3PM Eastern and you will be entered in the random drawing!

Now, let’s have a look at Easter Eggs and Matzo Balls and all the other Perfect Picture Books for this week!

Title: Easter Eggs and Matzo Balls

Written By: Janie Emaus

Illustrated By: Bryan Langdo

Written & Illustrated By:

Publisher: Sky Pony Press, January 31, 2023, fiction

Suitable For Ages: 3-6

Themes/Topics: holidays (Easter and Passover), family


Dear Easter Bunny,

I’ve always celebrated Easter, but my new stepsister, Anna, celebrates Passover. I want her to have something special in the Golden Egg when you bring it. If I think of something, I’ll let you know.


text copyright Janie Emaus 2023, illustration copyright Bryan Langdo 2023, Sky Pony Press

Brief Synopsis: From the publisher: “In this humorous and endearing picture book, blending both Easter and Passover, a young boy and his stepsister realize celebrating together (or hunting together for Easter Eggs and the Afikoman) makes the holidays even better.”

Links To Resources: the back of the book has recipes for chicken soup and matzo balls, and a glossary of Passover and Easter terms; try coloring Easter eggs with some Passover symbols; Passover Activities for Kids; Easter Activities for Kids

text copyright Janie Emaus 2023, illustration copyright Bryan Langdo 2023, Sky Pony Press

Why I Like This Book: This is a cute story about a newly blended family. One child has grown up celebrating Easter, the other, Passover. On a mission to make Easter fun for his new sister, Michael enlists the aid of the Easter Bunny and tries to figure out what could be put in the special Golden Egg that would make Anna happy. Alas, each idea he comes up with is impossible for the Easter Bunny to fit into the egg! Meanwhile, he is annoying Anna by following her around and asking questions! In the end, they both come to realize that whether they’re hunting for Easter eggs or Afikomen it is more fun together, and that the real gift is each other. A story that does a nice job of showing both Easter and Passover along with a relatable blended family.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do 😊

For the complete list of books with resources, please visit Perfect Picture Books.

PPBF folks, please add your titles and post-specific blog links (and any other info you feel like filling out 😊) to the form below so we can all come see what fabulous picture books you’ve chosen to share this week!

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! 😊 And don’t forget to leave a comment by Thursday at 3PM if you’d like a chance to win a copy of this book!

36 thoughts on “Perfect Picture Book Friday – Easter Eggs And Matzo Balls PLUS A Giveaway!

    • Susanna Leonard Hill says:

      That is an excellent point, Teresa – this book isn’t only for families who celebrate more than one set of holidays, it’s great for children learning about religious holidays they might not know about.

  1. chardixon47 says:

    Congratulations Janie and Bryan! I look forward to reading your book about the heart of sharing together–no matter the differences.

  2. Danielle Hammelef says:

    Holiday books are always in demand and this one combining two holidays is genius! What a great way to take a unique approach to holiday themed books as well as give it a deeper universal message of a blended family celebrating each other’s differences.

  3. seschipper says:

    This is a “Perfect Pick” for Perfect Picture Book Friday! It highlights both Religious Spring holidays plus a story about a blended family! Congratulations, Janie and Bryan! 🙂 Looking forward to reading it!

  4. Laura Jensen Bower says:

    Congratulations Janie! I love the combination of two holidays and that the story highlights a blended family. The illustrations by Bryan are awesome. Can’t wait to check it out!

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