Eight Winter Nights: A Family Hanukkah Book

Eight Winter Nights A Family Hanukkah Book Moishe s Miracle author Laura Krauss Melmed and illustrator Elisabeth Schlossberg celebrate Hanukkahin joyful action rhymes festive poems and exuberant scenes of family life From traditional holiday

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  • Title: Eight Winter Nights: A Family Hanukkah Book
  • Author: Laura Krauss Melmed Elisabeth Schlossberg
  • ISBN: 9780811855525
  • Page: 322
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Moishe s Miracle author Laura Krauss Melmed and illustrator Elisabeth Schlossberg celebrate Hanukkahin joyful action rhymes, festive poems, and exuberant scenes of family life From traditional holiday foods to the story of the Maccabees, they capture the warm sights, sounds, and tastes of this wintertime festival.

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    1. Lovely PoemsThis was a delight to read aloud. My daughter liked the pictures and she’s fascinated by the idea of dreidels and candles to light. I think we may make latkes in the coming week, since she’s learned about them now.

    2. Wonder book of poems to tell about the eight nights of Hanukkah. Each poem is meaningful and easy to understand. The pictures are adorable and will keep the children's attention. This is sure to become a favorite of all who read it.

    3. What I like about this book:No mention of that bullsh*t about "8 traditional presents"--let me tell you, my dad came from a religious family and he'll be happy to tell you what he got for Chanukkah in the 30s--nothing!The warm family pictures showing the celebration of everything from applesauce to the colors of the candles.What I don't like about this book:The prose/poetry. There are a few wonderful verses, but a lot of it is stilted and reads aloud badly. The verse about the "shammes" (9th can [...]

    4. This is a cute Hanukkah book told in rhyme. Each page features several short verses telling about some aspect of the holiday and celebration. The length and format means that parents can pick and chose poems when reading to impatient readers, making this accessible to even the youngest audiences. The end of the book includes a very simple version of the miracle of Hanukkah, fairly sanitized (a band of fighters battle an army) as well as a glossary of terms used in Hanukkah traditions. My one sma [...]

    5. Text-to-Self:While reading the book Eight Winter Nights: A Family Hanukkah Book written by Laura Krauss Melmed I made a text-to-self connection. Five years ago I met my husband and was introduced to the Jewish culture. In the book the family celebrates Hanukkah by lighting their menorah, eating latkes with applesauce, chocolate gelt (candy coins), and playing the Dreidel game. As I read this book I was reminded of all the great times I’ve had learning about and celebrating Hanukkah. From light [...]

    6. This books is okay, the prose are kinda of weird. They are all different cadence and rhythm but I think the are meant to be that way. I didn't like the part about "Baby got a teddy bear and set in on the potty chair?" Really I don't want to read the word "potty" in a book I am reading unless it is a potty training book. I guess if you need a Hanukkah book it is okay, but isn't something I am going to buy to add to my personal Hanukkah collection

    7. The illustrations are off-puttingly smarmy. There is something unappealing about the color palate the hot pink piggish skin tones and the dopey expressions on the characters faces make me wish the author / illustrator had chosen to use anthropomorphized animals instead. The text is okay nothing to write home about.

    8. THis book would be a good introduction to Hanukkah for children that are unfamiliar with the Holiday. The illustrations are whimsical, but the poetry in the book is a little hard to read, it seems a little forced. Genre: Realistic Fiction, HolidayPublished: 2010

    9. Cartoony characters and lively colors illustrate this family's celebration of hanukkah. While the rhyme is a little forced, it has a gentle feel as each night is presented. I liked the author's notes at the end, especially the explanation of Tzedakah.

    10. A gentle child's-view of a family celebration of Hanukkah. Includes just enough of the story for children to get a taste of the "why" behind the story. Well done.

    11. A simple introduction and explanation of Hanukkah through mini poems. It's a great way to start a conversation of explore what Hanukkah is.

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