Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Book Review: Nonna's Hanukkah Surprise by Karen Fisman, Illustrated by Martha Aviles

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

Rachel doesn't want to go visit her daddy's family because they celebrate Christmas and she wants to celebrate Hanukkah. Her daddy assures her that they will bring Hanukkah along to share with them and that it will be fun! Her parents show her what they will bring to make Hanukkah special. Rachel accidentally leaves behind a very special part of their Hanukkah celebration on the airplane they travel on though. After Rachel explains what it is she left behind, her Nonna is able to come up with something that isn't replaceable to what she left behind but that allows them to celebrate Hanukkah on the very day it starts!

In my opinion, this story does a great job of explaining what Hanukkah is about to children. They will learn the story of what Hanukkah is about, what is done to prepare for it, a game that is played, and a food that is eaten during it. It shows that Hanukkah can be brought to other members of our family and our friends lives, if they will allow us to. The illustrations do a great job of explaining the story and I think they will help children understand it better!

Age Level: 3-8
Grade Level: PreK-3

My review= 5 out of 5 stars

I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for a honest and unbiased review.

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