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חנן הגנן by Rinat Hoffer
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Ms. Hoffer is a modern Israeli author and illustrator. With repetition and rhyme, the book follows Hannan the Gardner as he sells fruit to children, promising that each fruit contains a “treasure.” The children are surprised to discover that the “treasures” are heart-shaped seeds. Hanan and the children then plant the seeds, which grow into heart-shaped trees of many colors brimming with fruit. Ms. Hoffer’s pictures are brightly-colored and modern and reflect the high level of illustration currently being produced in Israel.

The book is highly repetitive and, thus, perfect for a toddler. Our toddler enjoys helping us to narrate the book. Due to the repetitiveness, I would rate the Hebrew as easy to follow for a non-native Hebrew speaker parent with at least an introductory ulpan level Hebrew (i.e., some knowledge of modern Hebrew beyond the Bar/Bat Mitzvah). “Hannan the Gardner” can also be appreciated by older kids (ages 2 to 5).

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February 1, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
February 1, 2015 – Shelved

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