|Reading Level||Grade 1|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Kar-Ben Publishing ®|
|Number of Pages||12|
Jewish Book World
“A new Hanukkah board book, told in simple rhyme, Eight is Great shares a family celebrating with a multitude of holiday customs. Each page has two sentences, each with a connection to the number eight and the holiday, such as ‘two dreidels with four sides—that’s eight,’ and ‘we’ll give eight presents—I can’t wait’ while ‘dad serves eight latkes from the plate.’ The reader clearly feels an appreciation of close and loving family relationships. Illustrations are colorful, reader-friendly, and age-appropriate. This is the newest entry in the ‘Very First Board Book’ series from Kar-Ben, joining others which teach about Jewish holidays and customs.
Eight is Great is appropriate for the youngest listener, as a read-to. It is recommended for children ages one to four and would be valuable in pre-school classrooms.” — Jewish Book World
Author: Tilda Balsley
Tilda Balsley has written many books for Kar-Ben, bringing her stories to life with rhyme, rhythm, and humor. Tilda lives with her husband and their rescue Shih Tzu in Reidsville, North Carolina.
Illustrator: Hideko Takahashi
Hideko Takahashi, who was born and raised in Japan, graduated from Doshisha University in Kyoto and Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. She has illustrated many children’s books. Her favorite things to draw are kids, bugs, and dogs. She lives in Seattle, Washington.