All-of-a-Kind Family Hanukkah

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A sweet story about a loving family celebrating Hanukkah together,
All-of-a-Kind-Family Hanukkah is by Emily Jenkins. However, it is based on the original series by Sydney Taylor. Even though Taylor wrote the first books, Jenkins did an impressive job of presenting the family as Taylor originally did. The story is about four-year-old Gertie wanting to help the mother and other four daughters make the Hanukkah dinner. The plot was simple, yet it was a wonderful story. The writing was very easy to read, but I think that readers of all ages could enjoy this story. There was also plenty of dialogue between characters. One thing that I particularly liked about this book was that the author introduced many words in the Jewish language, Yiddish. Also, the key of Yiddish words in the back was very useful, and there was an explanation of Hanukkah in the back. The illustrations, done by Paul O. Zelinsky, are adorable and fit the story very nicely with vibrant colors and smudged black outlines. When Zelinsky drew the food, all of it was extremely realistic and made me hungry looking at it!

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Author Emily Jenkins • Paul O. Zelinsky, Illustrator
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 40 pages
Publisher Schwartz & Wade
Publish Date 2018-Sep-11
ISBN 9780399554193
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Issue January 2019
Category Children's


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