Hanukkah Haiku

By Harriet Ziefert; Karla Gudeon (Illustrator)
(Blue Apple Books, Hardcover, 9781934706336, 32pp.)

Publication Date: September 17, 2008

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Winter 2009 Kids' List
“This is my new favorite Hanukkah picture book, presenting the holiday traditions with a new spin. Every page is filled with whimsical paintings worth framing, colors that swirl and whirl, and a haiku for each night of the holiday.”
-- Victoria VanZile, Wild Rumpus, Minneapolis, MN


Description

Here's a cultural crossover that pays off: a traditionally Japanese poetic form used to celebrate the eight nights of Hanukkah. There's one haiku for each night, and stepped pages add one candle to the menorah every time the page is turned. The simple poetry is set off perfectly by Karla Gudeon's vibrant, freewheeling artwork. A perfect gift, or good to reread each year, Hanukkah Haiku is a jubilant, unforgettable journey through the eight nights of Hanukkah.

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