10 Things I Love About Hanukkah (Hardcover)

10 Things I Love About Hanukkah By Natalie Barnes, Aviel Basil (Illustrator) Cover Image

10 Things I Love About Hanukkah (Hardcover)

By Natalie Barnes, Aviel Basil (Illustrator)


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A lively, joy-filled celebration of all the things that children love about Hanukkah! A fun counting element makes this book perfect for reading aloud.

This delightful book is a lively celebration of Hanukkah! Children will learn all about the exciting events that take place during this holiday, including lighting the menorah, going to the synagogue, playing dreidel, sharing a meal of latkes and jelly doughnuts, and receiving a small gift for each night of Hanukkah.

But the best part of the holiday is sharing time with family, friends, and loved ones. A fun counting element adds energy and makes this an ideal book to share aloud during story time.

Includes a glossary of words specific to Hanukkah along with a pronunciation guide.
Natalie Barnes writes for books, magazines, toys and even robots. When she's not working (or reading), she can be found trekking through the Hertfordshire countryside with her chatty husband, two wild boys, an exceptionally polite dog called Masha and a rapscallion pup named Sulley.

Aviel Basil has illustrated more than 80 children’s books since he graduated from Shenkar College of Design in Tel-Aviv in 2012. He lives in a small town in Israel with his wife and two daughters. When he is not drawing, he loves drinking coffee and napping.
Product Details ISBN: 9781680103021
ISBN-10: 1680103024
Publisher: Tiger Tales
Publication Date: August 6th, 2024
Pages: 24
Language: English
Series: 10 Things I Love About
Eight nights, 10 reasons to celebrate.

Hanukkah lasts eight days, but this bubbly young narrator needs eight reasons to explain why the Festival of Lights is so wonderful—from lighting the menorah to singing the Dreidel Song to enjoying latkes and jelly doughnuts—and makes an excellent case for each. As the child takes part in meaningful rituals and has plenty of fun, it becomes clear that Hanukkah is a family-centered celebration. After all, as we learn from reason number four, it was the “brave Maccabee family” who vanquished the soldiers sent by “a mean king named Antiochus,” who forbade Jewish people from practicing their religion and attacked their Temple. When the Maccabees returned to the Temple, the oil they found—enough to burn in their lamp for one night—miraculously lasted for eight days and nights. This delightful tale will charm readers, and its bright, cartoonish illustrations are ideal for a story about a festival that celebrates light illuminating the darkness. The family at the center of this tale has lightly tan skin, though their community is a diverse one. A neighborhood scene features twinkling Christmas trees in windows in addition to menorahs. A glossary with pronunciation guides closes out the book.

An infectiously cheerful tribute to the Festival of Lights. (Picture book. 4-8) --Kirkus Reviews