12.06.2010

Festive City: Light the Lights!

Light The Lights! A Story About Celebrating Hanukkah And ChristmasMom says:
Admittedly, Light the Lights! is not my favorite book, it's just a going-though-the paces of getting ready for Hanukkah and then for Christmas from the point of view of a young girl in an interfaith household.  I'm including it though, because it is nice to have a book to read to my children who also celebrate both holidays. Also, of course, it is set in an urban neighborhood, which looks suspiciously like Brooklyn. I really like the illustration of an apartment building in which you can see a dental cleaning, ballet rehearsal, and a Hanukkah celebration all happening simultaneously. This is such a good image of the city's unique energy.

Big Kid says: We celebrate both holidays, too.
Little Kids says: Meow! [There is a cat in the book.]

1 comment:

Raising a Happy Child said...

We read the book too, and I didn't care much for it because it seemed very superficial to me. However, it is the only one I found that does talk about interfaith families. I have two suggestions for your future reviews - A Flower Garden by Eve Bunting (Anna loved it) and Elijah's Angel by Michael Rosen.

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