|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Kar-Ben Publishing ®, Lerner Digital ™|
|Number of Pages||18|
“Join a playful, cuddly kitty to spin, bounce, tumble, hop, and more, from one to eight on Hanukkah. Each full color spread offers a numeral, an action, a cute pose for the kitty to match the action named, and the appropriate number of dreidels to match each numeral. Each double page spread also includes a hidden surprise to count that also matches the numeral and may keep older readers and listeners interested. The author/illustrator presents a lovely palette of pastel shades of turquoise, fuchsia, lime green, purple, and orange, with a mixture of colors shading the backgrounds throughout to look like blended pastels or watercolors. Each of the 36 dreidels that symbolize the eight days of Hanukkah are slightly different in their elaborate decorations, and the Hebrew letters are always correctly displayed in the order they might land when spun: paired combinations of nun, gimmel, hey, shin. In addition to the dreidels, other Hanukkah symbols include a plate of latkes and jar of applesauce, gelt, and, of course, a Hanukkiah with candles on the page with the numeral 8. Lots of concepts to enrich language and early literacy.”—Association of Jewish Libraries
JTA (Global News Service of the Jewish People)
“Young kids will spin, bounce and tumble their way through Hanukkah along with a lively kitty in this delightful board book that glows like the colors of a box of holiday candles. Little ones can count out loud with each double-page spread that features one word and one number and discover the corresponding number of colorful dreidels.”―JTA
Illustrator: Amalia Hoffman
Amalia Hoffman is an avid storyteller, author and illustrator of children’s books, including The Klezmer Bunch and Purim Goodies. Amalia’s entertaining presentations include props and interactive elements. She lives in Larchmont, New York.