Cover image for This is the dreidel
Title:
This is the dreidel
Author:
Levine, Abby.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Morton Grove, Ill. : Albert Whitman, 2003.
Physical Description:
32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Summary:
Max and his sister enjoy the dreidel and other special parts of their family celebration. Includes nonfiction information on Hanukkah.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
AD 800 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.5 0.5 76676.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780807578841
Format :
Book

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Max and his family celebrate the eight nights of Hanukkah. Max takes the menorah down from the shelf and polishes it. His sister picks out the colorful candles, the blessing is said, and the family exchanges gifts with one another.


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

PreS-Gr. 2. As they did in This Is the Pumpkin (1997) and This Is the Turkey (2003), Levine and Billin-Frye use simple, rhyming couplets and brightly colored, full-page illustrations to demonstrate how one family celebrates a holiday. Preparations for Hanukkah are underway. Max finds the dreidel, polishes the menorah, and helps his younger sister select candles as Mom prepares food, and everyone recites the blessings and lights the candles. The family exchanges presents and then welcomes other relatives, who enjoy eating latkes, playing games, singing songs, and listening to stories. As the holiday ends, Max returns his dreidel to the drawer to await next year's festivities. Although the verses do not cumulate as they do in This Is the House Thatack Built, the meter follows a similar form and will appeal to children. The artwork has a cozy feel and is large enough for story hour sharing. A welcome addition to the holiday shelf. Glossary appended. --Kay Weisman Copyright 2003 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

Abby Levine and illustrator Paige Billin-Frye follow up their This Is the Turkey with the paper-over-board This Is the Dreidel. Rhymes set to the cadences of "The House That Jack Built" trace one boy's holiday experience and end with a "Goodbye to the candles, so brave and so bright;/ goodbye to the wonder of Hanukkah lights." (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-A simple introduction to the Festival of Lights, told in rhymed couplets. Max and his little sister, Ruth, are getting ready for the celebration by shining the menorah and choosing the candles. They proceed to participate in a wide variety of traditional activities, including playing dreidel, singing songs, eating latkes, and listening to Grandpa read the story of Hanukkah. Billin-Frye's colored-pencil, acrylic, and gouache pictures illustrate the rhyme in an appealing and child-friendly way.-M. A. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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