Winter 2009 Kids' List
— Victoria VanZile, Wild Rumpus, Minneapolis, MN
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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.
Blue Apple Books, 9781934706336, 36pp.
Publication Date: November 1, 2008