Perfect Picture Book Friday: DREIDEL DAY Plus GIVEAWAY

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…

Mary Rudzinski

We also turned the spotlight on Julie Abery’s new nonfiction pb YUSRA SWIMS. And the winner is:

Keila Dawson

And then Deb Gonzales, author of GIRLS WITH GUTS offered an hour-long consult of marketing/promotion. And the winner is…

Carrie Finison

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

Ages: 1-4

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.

25 thoughts on “Perfect Picture Book Friday: DREIDEL DAY Plus GIVEAWAY

  1. Pingback: Win a Free Copy of Dreidel Day | Amalia Hoffman

  2. 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!


  3. 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.


  4. Pingback: AMALIA HOFFMAN: Will Write and Illustrate for Cookies | VIVIAN KIRKFIELD – Writer for Children

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