A Touch of Chanukah: A Touch and Feel Book

Sylvia Rouss; Boruch Beck­er, illus.
  • Review
By – August 7, 2012

Sylvia Rouss has cre­at­ed an invit­ing intro­duction to the sym­bols of Chanukah in this touch and feel board book. The rhyming text will cap­ti­vate young ears while lead­ing chil­dren through the main com­po­nents of the hol­i­day. The shiny shield, scratchy clay jug, and sticky suf­gan­iot are just a few of the tac­tile expe­ri­ences pre­sent­ed and will cer­tain­ly enliv­en the young pre-read­er, who will ask for the book again and again. The illus­tra­tions are time­less and reflect a tra­di­tion­al fam­i­ly celebration.

A Touch of Chanukah would be a wel­come addi­tion to Par­ent­ing, Mom­my and Me, and Pre-School pro­grams, as well as the fam­i­ly bookshelf.

Chris­tine Maas­dam holds a Mas­ters in Human­i­ties, cer­ti­fi­ca­tions in Muse­um Stud­ies and Cul­tur­al Prop­er­ty Pro­tec­tion. She is cur­rent­ly com­plet­ing her M.L.I.S. Her inter­ests are phi­los­o­phy and the impact of art and tech­nol­o­gy on culture.

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