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Chanukah Lights Everywhere
ISBN: 9780152056759
Author: Rosen, Michael J./ Iwai, Melissa (ILT)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: October 2006
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Binding Type: Paperback
Annotation: A young boy counts the candles on the family Menorah and the lights he sees in the world around him on each night of Hanukkah. Includes information on the history and significance of the celebration. Illustrations.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Religious | Jewish
- Juvenile Fiction | Holidays & Celebrations | Hanukkah
- Juvenile Fiction | Concepts | Counting & Numbers
Library of Congress Subjects:
Hanukkah; Fiction.
Jews; United States; Fiction.
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: bl2006019522
Academic/Grade Level: Kindergarten, Ages 5-6
Book type: Easy Fiction
BISAC category: JUVENILE FICTION / Religious / Jewish
Target Age Group: Age 5-6
Target Grade: Kindergarten
Grade level: Kindergarten
Physical Information: 0.25" H x 25.00" L x 8.50" W (0.32 lbs)
Bargain Category: Religious, Picture Books, Math, Holiday/Seasonal, Early Elementary
Grade level(s): PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 51307
Reading Level: 3.3   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
One crescent moon glows in the sky. Two headlights shine through the window. . . . On each magical night of Chanukah, a young boy and his sister count more lights shining all around them Join them as they discover what it means to celebrate Chanukah in a world filled with so many other lights.

Contributor Bio(s):
MICHAEL J. ROSEN is the award-winning author of more than two dozen picture books, including Three Feet Small. He lives in central Ohio.
MELISSA IWAI has illustrated several other picture books, including Night Shift Daddy and Gramps and the Fire Dragon. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2002 Spring)
Readers can count the lights from the first through the eighth day of Hanukkah as a family celebrates, lighting one candle each night. The text conveys the warmth of gathering with family and sharing the joy of the holiday with neighbors. The colorful paintings clearly capture the mood and the numbers. The spread for a ninth day abandons the counting but wraps up the season. Copyright 2002 Horn Book Guide Reviews
Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2001 September #4)
Rosen (Elijah's Angel) stresses multiculturalism in this bland venture. For example, on the seventh night of Hanukkah, the child narrator notices that the house of his best friend, who celebrates Christmas, is lit with lamps, "seven altogether"). The focus is so secular that the ending ("I think about... being Jewish in such a wide world of so many other lights") feels hollow. Iwai's (Night Shift Daddy) cheery acrylics contain an unannounced game: the numbers of cats per spread correspond to the successive nights. Ages 3-7. (Oct.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2001 October)
PreS-On each of the eight nights of Chanukah, a young boy finds a matching number of lights in the world around him to remind him of the burning candles on his family's menorah. The warm, appealing acrylic illustrations and the counting element make this a good choice to share with preschoolers.-E. M. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.