Runaway Dreidel! (Paperback)
Square Fish, 9780312371425, 32pp.
Publication Date: October 2, 2007
When a dreidel that takes off through a boy’s living room, the boy—and readers—are taken on a runaway adventure through city streets and along country roads, where modern times and history blend together in magical ways. This celebration of one of Chanukah’s most fun traditions—spinning the dreidel—is sure to be a welcome addition to this healthy holiday category.
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Praise For Runaway Dreidel!…
“Brooker’s madly tilting, fanciful oil and cut-paper collage illustrations are wonderfully textured and full of fabulous details . . . A lively Chanukah romp that can be enjoyed by every denomination.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Told in rhyming couplets, the tale holds storytelling appeal in both text and humorous illustrations. Chagall-like oil paintings and cut-paper art lend an Old World feel to the story.”—School Library Journal
“Everything in these illustrations is affectionately skewed, from the slightly oversize heads of the characters to the Brooklynesque street scenes occasioned by the boy narrator’s pursuit of the toy. The dynamically dizzy world happily challenges readers to stay on their toes.”—Publishers Weekly
“A wild, evocative adventure.”—Booklist
“Readers will laugh in delight . . . this book is pure fun.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch