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Title:
Hanukkah : a counting book in English, Hebrew, and Yiddish
Author:
Sper, Emily.
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Publication Information:
New York : Scholastic, 2001.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 20 x 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780439282918
Format :
Book

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Summary

The symbols of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, are visually represented to stunning effect as young children learn to count from one to eight in three different languages -- English, Hebrew, and Yiddish. Clever die cuts of colorful candles against rich black backgrounds add up one by one with each turn of the page. The significance of the symbols of the holiday -- the menorah, shamash candle, dreidels, the Maccabees, and more -- are explained in a simple retelling of the Hanukkah story. A bold, beautiful introduction to the basics of the holiday, for children of any faith.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Noteworthy graphics and clever use of design elements jazz up a small (9" 7") paper-over-board book that counts up from one through the eight nights of the holiday. Newcomer Sper introduces familiar and less obvious aspects of Hanukkah (e.g., three stands for the elephants, which, as an endnote explains, were used by the attacking Syrian-Greeks). Die-cuts show the correct number of "candles" on each spread, made all the more pleasing by strong, clear color combinations and color-coded fonts. Each page includes Hebrew and Yiddish words, transliterations and pronunciations. Ages 3-6. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3-In this visually appealing book, children are invited to count menorah candles and other holiday objects in English, Hebrew, and Yiddish. The three languages are printed in different colors, and the Hebrew and Yiddish are shown both phonetically and in the Hebrew alphabet. A pronunciation guide and a brief explanation of the Hanukkah story are included. The strength of the book is its use of simple, bold illustrations and colored fonts against solid backgrounds. The pages are die cut to illustrate the candles, which clutters up the otherwise simple design. A good choice for large collections.-E. M. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.