Chanukah Lights Everywhere

by Michael J. Rosen and Melissa Iwai

Each night of Chanukah, a five-year-old boy celebrates with his family. And each... read more

Each night of Chanukah, a five-year-old boy celebrates with his family. And each night, he finds additional lights at home or around his urban neighborhood that mirror the number of candles lit in the menorah that evening. “I switch on the lamps out front and suddenly there are three more lights, like in our menorah!” The brightly colored acrylic illustrations have a warm, cozy feel, as when light pours through the windows of their brownstone home onto the darkened, snowy streets outside. There are many details for children to enjoy on repeated readings, such as the number of cats in each picture, which matches the number of candles lit in the menorah that night. A very brief explanation of the origins of the holiday follows this cheerful story. (Ages 4–7)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2002

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