Hurray for December! Hurray for all of the wonderful holidays that will soon be upon us…Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza. And hurray for the potpourri of children’s books about them.
Before I share today’s Perfect Picture Book Friday, which is a wonderful board book that can help children not only celebrate Hanukkah, but also learn all about that holiday, we need to announce a few giveaway winners!
With all of my travel and book busy-ness, I’ve gotten a bit behind…and I do apologize for that. Back in October, we featured Danielle Dufayet’s fantastic picture book FANTASTIC YOU. And the winner is…
We also turned the spotlight on Julie Abery’s new nonfiction pb YUSRA SWIMS. And the winner is:
And then Deb Gonzales, author of GIRLS WITH GUTS offered an hour-long consult of marketing/promotion. And the winner is…
CONGRATULATIONS to all of the winners…I will be contacting you shortly.
There will be a winner for a copy of today’s book as well, thanks to author/illustrator Amalia Hoffman. Please leave a comment to be entered into the giveaway.
Written and illustrated by Amalia Hoffman
Published by Kar Ben
Themes: Hanukkah, counting
Synopsis: From Amazon
A sweet and playful cat encourages the reader to count to eight to celebrate Hanukkah. Can you spot the hidden objects? Celebrate Hanukkah, the eight-day Festival of Lights, with Dreidel Day!
Why I love this book:
- I love the illustrations that are packed with action
- I love that this book makes the holiday of Hanukka accessible to very young children
- I love that this book has another layer – it’s a counting book!
For the kiddos, Amalia uses puppets to help her read the story.
For adults, Amalia gives us a demonstration of how she does cut paper illustrations:
Please leave a comment to be entered in the giveaway…and share on social media for extra chances in the giveaway hat.
I know many of us are busy finding ways to promote and market our books, so I’m sharing Amalia’s wonderful flyer – it’s simple, yet engaging. Well done, Amalia!
Be safe, my friends. Thank you for spending your precious time with me. And for more Perfect Picture Book Friday reviews, please visit Susanna Hill’s blog.
Sharing our traditions with toddlers lays a great foundation for them. I love the extra counting layer!
Thanks so much Joyce. I had my grandchildren sing the song at the end of the video
What a delightful book! Loved the Dreidel song at the end of the video. (And what a charming reading… ❤)
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A perfect book for the littlest ones celebrating Hanukkah. Thanks, Amalia and thanks Vivian for featuring this book.
Thanks so much Arlene
I love books like this. It lets kids of all ages take a peek into another culture.
Thanks so much!
Adorable! Love the whiskers, Amalia. Congrats to all the book winners. Best wishes to all!
Thanks Angie. Yup, I love cutting the paper whiskers.
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I’ve was looking for a new Hanukkah book to share, and this one sounds like a perfect introduction for young children. I love Amalia’s videos and activities. Beautiful book.
Thanks so much Patricia. I appreciate your kind comments
Oh wow, thank you so much for the prize, Vivian and Deb! I feel like someone just handed me an Oscar or something! This made my day!
Thank you for this opportunity to win a great book! Good luck everyone!!
I wish you good luck Briana!
I would love to share this book with the children at the local Ronald McDonald House. With so much “red and green” going on in December, it would be nice for a Jewish family far from home to have a choice that feels “just for them” in the no-charge “gift shop” where parents can choose presents for their children over the holidays.
Hi Beth, Yes I would love to see some Hanukkah books at the Ronald McDonald House for those who celebrate. Hope Dreidel Day would end up there.
My band is performing the Dreidel song as part of a piece tomorrow afternoon. This book will be so much fun to read and share.
Happy to share this fun post on pinterest! https://www.pinterest.com/pin/570620215288134479
Thanks so much for sharing on Pinterest, I really appreciate that!
Dreidel Day is wonderful. This special book would be a treasure for my 4 grandchildren.
Hi Anne, Thanks for your comment much appreciated!
Thanks for this delightful feature and giveaway which is precious and perfect for Hanukkah which our family would enjoy.
Thanks so much Ruth and happy hanukkah!
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