Monday, December 3, 2018

Review: Dreidel Day by Amalia Hoffman


A sweet and playful cat encourages the reader to count to eight to celebrate Hanukkah. Can you spot the hidden objects? Hanukkah celebrates the victory of the brave Maccabees over the mighty armies of Syrian King Antiochus, and the restoration of the Temple in Jerusalem. Celebrate Hanukkah, the eight-day Festival of Lights, with Dreidel Day!

Kar-Ben Publishing is the go-to for quality Jewish children's books, whether for Jewish children who want to see themselves reflected in what they read, or for children of other faiths who want to know more about their friends and neighbors. Sometimes books with a religious viewpoint can seem overly pedantic, but these are just plain fun!

This silly cat spins, bounces and tumbles with an increasing number of dreidels, giving us action words we can move along with as well as a fun counting book. I'm not sure what the description means by 'hidden objects', though - they must be really well hidden, because I didn't see anything that didn't seem to belong!

Other board book titles available include:
Eight is Great
Hanukkah Delight!
Hanukkah is Coming!
Happy hanukkah Lights!
Sammy Spider's Hanukkah Colors

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