runaway dreidel!

Summary:

On the first night of Hanukkah, a young boy receives a new dreidel. It spins on endlessly, engaging family, friends, and neighbors in an adventure to capture it.

Educational Themes:

There is plenty of action and opportunities to teach/learn about Hanukkah in a way preschoolers can comprehend.

Reading Level:
4.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
9 to 12
Recommended Age To Read Together:
4 to 8
Age of child:
Read with 3-year-old child.
Purchase Recommendation:
This could go either way. Some may find it a bit pricey, but it's a fun read and would make a nice annual "read together" book at Chanukah. It will offer the kids' enjoyment for many years.
Little Kid Reaction:

S/He was instantly taken with the story (no doubt in part to the rhyming sequence) and asked to read it quite a few nights.

Parent Reaction:

This is a fun story, that is quite descriptive poetically and visually.

Pros:

The book is a fast read, and individuals of all faiths can enjoy this Hanukkah tale.

Cons:

None.


Title Runaway Dreidel!
About
Author Leslea Newman
Publisher Henry Holt and Company © 2002
Illustrators Kyrsten Brooker
ISBN 0805062378
Material Hard Cover
Cost $17.95
Genres Picture Book, Humor, Rhyme, Multicultural, Judaism
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