Monday, December 15, 2008

New Hanukkah Books

Two new delightful books on Hanukkah have arrived at the library:

Hanukkah! by Roni Schotter with illustrations by Marilyn Hafner (Little, Brown Children, 2008)

On the eighth and final day of Hanukkah, a family is busy lighting the menorah, making dreidels and decorations, preparing latkes, and sharing in song, food and celebration. A brief explanation of Hanukkah is given in a note at the end of the book.

The Hanukkah Mice by Steven Kroll (Marshall Cavendish, 2008)

Author Steven Kroll ahs written numerous holiday books and his newest addition, The Hanukkah Mice, is another great addition to the genre. In The Hanukkah Mice a young girl receives a dollhouse for her first Hanukkah gift. As she and her family continue to celebrate Hanukkah, a family of mice enjoy their own holiday celebration in her new dollhouse. Miniature latkes are prepared and served alongside applesauce in tiny dishes; a miniature menorah is placed in the dollhouse; and the holiday is wonderfully celebrated by both big (human) and tiny (mouse) families alike.

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