Imagine Passover through the eyes of AA Milne and Edward Lear. The Passover stories and traditions retold in nursery rhymes and verse in a witty and loving tribute to the classic childrens' authors of the past. Crumbs from my Seder Plate, by Laurence Phillips blends a love of family, joy of Passover and celebration of tradition in this special volume, the perfect Seder-night gift and a book to treasure. Christopher Robin's Mah Nishtannah, the Four Sons reborn as traditional limericks and touching tales of the Ha'penny Haggadah and the Sixpenny Seder. It is not just kid's stuff however. Award-winning author, West-End lyricist and popular classroom poet Laurence Phillips also looks at the season from an adult's perspective: the father sharing memories of generations long gone with his sons, the mother working modern miracles in the kitchen and the home. This delightful collection of original nursery verses and witty rhymes is an affectionate journey through the traditions, tales and ritual of the ultimate family festival.
An adult's wry reflection on cherished childhood, this is a loving tribute to England's classic children's authors and a joyful recreation of Seders past and present.
Laurence Phillips is an award-winning author, poet and lyricist. He has penned plays and pantomimes and written several songs for the Royal Shakespeare Company's hit international musical The Shakespeare Revue. A popular classroom poet, his humorous verses are favourites in classrooms across the country - and his latest anthology of verse for children, Poetry is Boring, is released in 2009. His voice can sometimes be heard on BBC radio - usually talking about his adventures in France - and the many books he has written about his travels and the people he meets.