Thursday, December 13, 2007

Holiday Book #9

Chanukah Lights Everywhere by Michael Rosen and beautifully illustrated by Melissa Iwai is both a holiday book and a counting book. As we go through the eight nights of Chanukah, we get to count along with the five-year old main character. The first night is one crescent moon, matching the one candle on the menorah. Each night after that the boy finds new lights that match the menorah lights. My favorite is night eight where he lights the last candle and then sees a constellation representing eight lights as well.

A very simple, cute story that will teach about Chanukah, but also helps reinforce counting skills in younger children.

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