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All-of-a-Kind Family Hanukkah

By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Little sister finds way to contribute in warm holiday story.

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age 3+

There's always a way to include small children in the task!

This is a very warm and simple book that carefully demonstrates and empathizes with the feelings of small children who often just want to help the bigger folks around them.

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This cozy holiday tale focuses on one family's religious and cultural tradition but has broad appeal as a story of a sibling feeling left out and then finally valued. All-of-a-Kind Family Hanukkah moves along at a brisk pace, amplified by engaging art that has an inviting old-fashioned feel and is framed in different perspectives -- from panoramic views of the busy, crowded tenement apartment to intimate closeups of parent and child.

Helpful, informative back matter includes a glossary, notes on original author Sydney Taylor and the diverse neighborhood and history of the Lower East Side, an explanation of Hanukkah's biblical origin, a note from the illustrator, and a list of the five All-of-a-Kind chapter books by Sydney Taylor.

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