Saturday, November 13, 2010

Hanukkah: A Counting Book in English, Yiddish, Hebrew

Hanukkah: A Counting Book. Emily Sper. 2010. Scholastic. 20 pages.

Worker Candle
Light one more candle every night
to make EIGHT candles burning bright...
or NINE candles, if you count
the sha-MASH...or SHA-mes!

This counting book celebrates Hanukkah--readers can learn more about Hanukkah on the final spread, in more detail than counting items like dreidels, jelly doughnuts, golden coins, latkes, etc. It teaches children to count to eight in English, Hebrew, and Yiddish. There is a pronunciation guide.

It was first published in picture book format in 2001. It has since been reprinted (2003). This is the first year--I believe--for it to appear in board book.

© Becky Laney of Young Readers

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