Sweet illustrations and simple language bring the holidays to life for the youngest of children.
Candles on the menorah, ready to light! At Hanukkah, there are many much-anticipated rituals — latkes to eat, dreidels to spin, presents to give and receive, and shiny gold treats. Add some free-form fun, from shadow puppetry to singing and dancing, and you have a warm, truly child-friendly celebration.
September 8, 2009
Up to Preschool
is the author of We’ve All Got Bellybuttons!
illustrated by Randy Cecil,and Piggy and Dad Go Fishing,
illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz, among other books for children. He lives in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom.Melissa Sweet
is the author of numerous books for children, including Love and Kisses
and My Grandma Is Coming to Town.
She lives in Maine.
Clever illustrations with…sunny colors, charming compositions, and multicultural casts of characters.
—School Library Journal
The text is simple and soothing—“Hanukkah candles, shining bright. / One more candle every night”—while patterns as cozy as a patchwork quilt are featured throughout: the children are dressed in festive floral and plaid prints, and the candles they place on the menorah feature stripes, dots and curlicues.
A good introduction to Hanukkah for the very young, this title also captures the universal warmth and joy of holiday celebrations and will find an audience with families of many backgrounds.