The Hanukkah Trikeby Michelle Edwards
When Gabi receives a new tricycle, she names it “Hanukkah” and vows to ride it everywhere. On her first try she falls off the trike, but she finds the courage to try again by remembering/i>
Gabi Greenberg loved Hanukkah. She loved to watch the sun go down. She loved to see the sky grow dark. When the stars appeared, she loved to light the menorah.
When Gabi receives a new tricycle, she names it “Hanukkah” and vows to ride it everywhere. On her first try she falls off the trike, but she finds the courage to try again by remembering the brave Maccabees and their struggle and victory over King Antiochus and his army.
“I did it! I’m brave like the Maccabees!” And Gabi and Hanukkah went speeding down the sidewalk.
This is a fixed-format ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book.
At Hanukkah time, Gabi celebrates with her parents, making and eating latkes, lighting candles and listening to the story of the brave Maccabees. She is thrilled to receive a new tricycle at the end of the first night. Naming it "Hanukkah" and vowing to ride it "everywhere," Gabi finds it challenging when she falls off but learns to persevere and try again for success—"just like the Maccabees did" so long ago. Bright acrylic paintings of a traditional young family (mom, dad, daughter, dog) balance out this plain, run-of-the-mill story that places a preschooler's appetite for learning and her ability to work out her frustration within a holiday framework. While Gabi's understanding of the story of the Maccabees seems a little out of step with her age, this nonetheless functions as an adequate introduction. (Picture book. 5-8)
- Whitman, Albert & Company
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- File size:
- 10 MB
- Age Range:
- 3 - 6 Years
Meet the Author
Michelle Edwards has written and illustrated many books for young readers including Stinky Stern Forever, winner of the Gryphon, Patterson, and Blue Crab Special Recognition awards. Her first picture book, Chicken Man, won the National Jewish Book Award. Edwards lives with her family in Iowa City, Iowa. Visit her at www.michelledwards.com.
Kathryn Mitter grew up and went to school in Missouri, where she still lives. When she’s not illustrating, she enjoys gardening, hiking, and watercolor painting, especially painting outdoors. Mitter has illustrated many magazine stories and children’s books, including Duck for Turkey Day and First Rain.
Michelle Edwards is an essayist for Lion brand Yarn Company's e-newsletter and the award-winning author/illustrator of many children's books. She lives in Iowa City, Iowa.
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