Children's Literature - Lois Rubin GrossThis is Hanukkah for the youngest celebrants. An observant Jewish family (both son and dad wear kipot) joyously celebrates the holiday with music, presents, and dreidl games. Obviously, this family lives in a northern or eastern location where Hanukkah brings snowy days. Dad takes charge of latke preparation and guitar playing. The cat and dog are cheerful observers of the holiday festivities. Bright colors, smiling faces, and upbeat rhymes will bring smiles to youngest listeners and their parents. On the final two pages, each night is observed with candles, visits from bubbe, singing with friends, toys, games and stories. This board book, while not remarkable, certainly conveys the holiday spirit for toddlers and tots. It is a solid choice for sharing holidays with little ones who may still choose the box to play with over the present inside. Reviewer: Lois Rubin Gross
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In this enchanting board book filled with Jacqueline Jules inimitable sing song verse, the very young child will be able to experience some of the joys of Hanukkah. As the book concludes, there are eight panels, each showing a different family activity. Each day one more candle on the menorah has been lit. "Our smiles spin from face to face / Like dreidels by the fireplace. / Knowing we have eight full nights / Of happy Hanukkah candle lights." The joy of Hanukkah is felt on each and every page of this lovely little board book. The appealing artwork captures the "family" atmosphere on every page. For example on the first page we see a family portrait on the wall. In the eight panels family togetherness appears to be emphasized. My favorite is when the family gets together and the children give a gift to their Savta as she sits in her wheelchair. If you'd like an introductory book about Hanukkah to share with your little one, this is one you should consider! Quill says: If you'd like an introductory book about Hanukkah to share with your little one, this is one you should consider!