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Pearl's Eight Days Of Chanukah: With A Story and Activity for Each Night
     

Pearl's Eight Days Of Chanukah: With A Story and Activity for Each Night

by Jane Breskin Zalben
 

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Chanukah's here, and Pearl is looking forward to celebrating it with her family. But there's one problem-Pearl's just found out that her cousins, Harry and Sophie, will be joining them for all eight nights of Chanukah, and she fears the worst. After all, it was Sophie who once put a latke on Pearl's chair for her to sit on, and everyone knows that Harry is like a

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Chanukah's here, and Pearl is looking forward to celebrating it with her family. But there's one problem-Pearl's just found out that her cousins, Harry and Sophie, will be joining them for all eight nights of Chanukah, and she fears the worst. After all, it was Sophie who once put a latke on Pearl's chair for her to sit on, and everyone knows that Harry is like a "vilde chaya"-a wild animal. Fortunately, Pearl doesn't have time to worry about her cousins, because each night they do something special: They make menorahs, prepare latkes and jelly donuts, sing holiday songs for a friend in a nursing home, and make dreidels and puppets. Once the flurry of activity ends, Pearl sits down to write about the week-and realizes that the true joy of Chanukah comes from being with loved ones.

Jane Breskin Zalben's intricately detailed, jewel-like illustrations are a delight to the eye, and evoke the warmth and spirit of Chanukah. Easy-to-follow instructions are included for each activity, making this ideal for families who wish to create their own Chanukah traditions.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Judy Silverman
Pearl and Avi aren't looking forward to having their cousins Sophie and Harry spend all eight days of Chanukah with them. They remember all too well the little tricks the cousins have played on them in the past. But Mama has planned activities for each of the eight days, and with Zalben's clear instructions, we can all participate in Chanukah activities with Pearl and her cousins. Lots of fun for kids and caregivers, good for schools and libraries, too.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2--In Zalben's third book featuring Pearl and her little brother Avi, the children's twin cousins Sophie and Harry come to spend the eight days of Chanukah with them. Pearl is less than thrilled, but the joy of the holiday brings them all together and the visit turns out to be a success for everyone. As Pearl and her family (depicted as sheep) celebrate each night, readers are drawn into their cozy life while learning a bit about the holiday and getting ideas for craft projects, recipes, songs, and activities. The strength of this book lies in the depiction of Chanukah as a time to celebrate and enjoy the company of friends and family. The illustrations, rendered in gold leaf, colored pencils, and watercolor, are warm and appealing. The craft instructions vary in the amount of detail given, but motivated adults should be able to follow them.--EM

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689814884
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date:
09/15/1998
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 9.53(h) x 0.53(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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