Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Book Review: Latke, the Lucky Dog by Ellen Fischer, Illustrated by Tiphanie Beeke

*****This review is meant for parents, teachers, and other people that work with children to read.*****

Latke was taken in by a new family on the first night of Hanukkah after living in an animal shelter. He finds a lot to play with in his new house during Hanukkah. He finds food on the table and counter to eat, presents to unwrap, and things to chew on, which all are in relation to Hanukkah. Latke notices that he is making his new family sad and mad in some ways by acting the way he has; he doesn’t want to go back to the shelter so he decides to straighten up and try to adjust to the new rules, but will that be good enough for the family to want to keep him?

I like how Latke was named after something related to Hanukkah, since that is when he joined his new family. I also like how most scenes in the book are based on Hanukkah and goes through all eight days of the holiday. It teaches about items used during Hanukkah, such as a menorah, candles, dreidels, sufganiyot, applesauce, etc. It also does a great job of modeling forgiveness.

Created for ages 2-7, grades PreK-2

My rating- 5 out of 5 stars

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a free copy of this book from Kar-Ben Publishing. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. 

Latke, the Lucky Dog is Available August 2014

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