11.28.2010

Bright City: Chanukah Lights Everywhere

Chanukah Lights EverywhereMom says:
Chanukah is just around the corner! In Chanukah Lights Everywhere, the focus is on the secular. Noticeably absent is a retelling of the Chanukah story. Instead, as the lights of the menorah get lit night after night, the child narrator notices other lights around him: the moon, the stars, Christmas lights, etc. The family goes for a walk around their urban neighborhood and enjoy the candlelight from their neighbors' windows.

There is a (very) short synopsis of the Chanukah story in a note at the end of the book, as well as an explanation of the Chanukah candles. This book won't win any awards, but it is a nice change of pace from all the Chanukah picture books which focus on the religious aspect of the holidays.

Big Kid says: When are we going to light our menorah?
Little Kid says: Lights!

2 comments:

MaryAnne said...

I like the picture on the front cover! My kids might enjoy this book.

Raising a Happy Child said...

Sounds like a good book. My daughter keeps asking why some books spell Chanukkah and others spell Hanukkah :)

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