Hanukkah Delight!

Lesléa New­man; Amy Hus­band, illus.

  • Review
By – March 27, 2017

Award-win­ning children’s book author and past poet lau­re­ate of North­hamp­ton, Mass­a­chu­setts, New­man needs only a sin­gle line of text on each page to con­vey the rit­u­als — and fun — of Hanukkah to the very lit­tlest ones in this hap­py board book. The joy of the hol­i­day is fur­ther enhanced by the amus­ing­ly illus­trat­ed cel­e­brants fill­ing the bright­ly-col­ored pages — from the smil­ing bun­ny fam­i­ly host­ing the Hanukkah par­ty, to the vari­ety of the oth­er anthro­po­mor­phized guests.

High­ly rec­om­mend­ed for the board book, preschool set.

Susan Kan­tor was a senior writer/​editor for Girl Scouts of the USA, a chil­dren’s book edi­tor, and a past judge for the Nation­al Jew­ish Book Awards in the illus­trat­ed children’s book cat­e­go­ry. She is a writer and a docent at the Rubin Muse­um in New York City, where she leads pub­lic and pri­vate tours.

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