A happy family celebrates the eight nights of Hanukkah by lighting candles, eating latkes, and playing dreidel in this new board book from Kar-Ben. Kids can also learn to count to eight as the candles are lit. Award-winning author Jacqueline Jules combines rhyme, counting, and Jewish traditions for a happy Hanukkah tale for preschoolers. Cheery illustrations by Michelle Shapiro compliment the simple text.
About the Author
Jacqueline Jules is an award-winning author and poet. Her many children's books include The Hardest Word (National Jewish Book Award finalist), Happy Hanukkah Lights, and Picnic at Camp Shalom. She lives in northern Virginia.
Michelle Shapiro’s whimsical characters and beautiful colors have appeared in many publications around the country including The New York Times and the Atlanta Journal and Constitution. She is the illustrator of Rebecca's Journey Home, a Sydney Taylor Honor award winner. She lives with her family in Santa Barbara, CA.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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!