Hanukkah: A Counting Book in English, Hebrew, and Yiddish
by Emily Sper
The symbols of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, are visually represented to stunning effect as young children learn to count from one to eight in three different languages -- English, Hebrew, and Yiddish. Clever die cuts of colorful candles against rich black backgrounds add up one by one with each turn of the page. The significance of the symbols of the holiday -- the me...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 1st 2001 by Scholastic
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Jan 28, 2012 Hannah rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Thumbs up, Emily Sper, it's Hanukkah all year round at our house thanks to this big hit. There's so much going on here to keep babies and toddlers engaged: counting to eight in English, Hebrew and Yiddish, candle cutouts on each page to make it easy for chubby little fingers to get a good grip for flipping back and forth, and a concise summary of the Hanukkah story for caregivers unfamiliar with the festival of lights.
Dec 31, 2011 Miss Pippi the Librarian added it · review of another edition
A specialized holiday counting board book for youngsters. I appreciate the use of three languages in this book: English, Hebrew, and Yiddish. I also enjoyed the cutout candles multiplying with each page. At the end, Sper also included an informational page for those unfamiliar with Hanukkah and Jewish history.
Sep 04, 2010 Lucia Benzor rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
A rare find. Not only is it in many languages that most of use don't really see in kid's books, it's a different kind of counting book with no animals or such but instead features things that would be commonplace during the Hanukkah celebration. Nice book overall!And colorful to boot!
Jan 21, 2012 Alexis Levine rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
This book is great for counting. I love how each day there's another candle cut out lit. Hanukkah would be great for 3-6 year olds to read around Hanukkah time, of course. The pictures are bright and simple!