Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Hanukkah Lights

Hanukkah Lights

Diane G. Smith
Illustrator:  Joann E. Kitchel 
Board Book
For ages 2 to 4
Chronicle Books, 2001   ISBN: 978-0811832571

Within these colourful, gilt, and sturdy pages, little children will find the story of the Hanukkah lights and learn why Jewish people celebrate these special days. The book begins by telling the story and then goes on to celebrate the traditions of Hanukkah; the lighting of the menorah candles or lamps; the special foods that are eaten at this time; and the games that are played during Hanukkah.

This excellent little book gives a complete picture of the Hanukkah celebration, the story, and the stories behind the traditions that set it apart from other celebrations.