DINOSAUR ON HANUKKAH by Diane Levin Rauchwerger

DINOSAUR ON HANUKKAH

Age Range: 3 - 5

KIRKUS REVIEW

Dinosaur arrives at a young boy’s home to celebrate Hanukkah, exchanges gifts, lights the menorah candles, plays the dreidel game and creates a messy scene filled with melted chocolate gelt (money) and latke batter on the walls and floor. Full double-page acrylic paintings of a Barney-looking stegosaurus complete with purple sweater, and his sincerely patient friend, who invites him back for weekly Shabbat celebrations, complement the slightly sing-song rhymed text: “He’s back to play the dreidel game / Nun, gimmel, hey, and shin / But he pouts so when he loses / I just have to let him win / When Hanukkah is over, / I give his tail a tweak. / Don’t wait a year to celebrate / Shabbat comes every week!” A silly, imaginative way to commemorate the holiday. (Picture book. 3-5)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2005
ISBN: 1-58013-145-X
Page count: 24pp
Publisher: Kar-Ben
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1st, 2005




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