Children's Literature - Susie WildeHanukkah will always be overshadowed by Christmas, but it is quickly gaining equality in children's book publishing. For years, Hanukkah books were didactic descriptions of the holiday. Now there are all kinds of offerings in a huge range of formats. This book is a useful treasury of stories, songs, and games to share with children.
Ellen MandelBright as a sparkling winter night, snow-speckled pages invite readers to observe the Hanukkah candles being lit. Bolder, more dramatically hued paintings emphasize the honor or intensify the magic of such selections as David A. Adler's story, "Malke's Secret Recipe," Aileen Fisher's poem, "Light the Festive Candles," and Charlotte Herman's retelling of the traditional tale "The Two Miracles of Hanukkah." Whimsically drawn children frolic across other pages demonstrating how to dance the hora, play dreidel, and perform fingerplays. Highlighting this collection of activities and readings are Hanukkah memories of four well-known authors and performers, among them Shari Lewis' vivid recollections of her first Hanukkah away from home when, at 13, she took her ventriloquism show on the road for the Jewish Center Lecture Bureau. Appealing and versatile, the book is sure to be a valuable addition to holiday collections.
- Random House Children's Books
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- 8.68(w) x 11.14(h) x 0.40(d)
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