Dreidel Day

  • Interest Level: Preschool
  • Reading Level: Preschool

A sweet and playful cat encourages the reader to count to eight to celebrate Hanukkah. Can you spot the hidden objects? Celebrate Hanukkah, the eight-day Festival of Lights, with Dreidel Day!

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Interest Level Preschool
Reading Level Preschool
Copyright 2018
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ®
Language English
Number of Pages 18
Publication Date 2018-08-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV033020, JUV017110
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6.5 x 6.5
Features Reviewed


AJL Newsletter

“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

Author, 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.