Award-winning children’s book author and past poet laureate of Northhampton, Massachusetts, Newman needs only a single line of text on each page to convey the rituals — and fun — of Hanukkah to the very littlest ones in this happy board book. The joy of the holiday is further enhanced by the amusingly illustrated celebrants filling the brightly-colored pages — from the smiling bunny family hosting the Hanukkah party, to the variety of the other anthropomorphized guests.
Highly recommended for the board book, preschool set.
Susan Kantor was a senior writer/editor for Girl Scouts of the USA, a children’s book editor, and a past judge for the National Jewish Book Awards in the illustrated children’s book category. She is a writer and a docent at the Rubin Museum in New York City, where she leads public and private tours.