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Cartoon Characters Celebrate the
You know what it's like — whenever
there's a holiday for any faith, there's a
cartoon special to be made, a cartoon-
character book to be published.
Eight Lights for Eight Nights: A
A Blue's Clues Chanukah, though not
Hanukkah Story and Activity Book by
takes a different tack. Blue is not
Debbie Herman and Ann Koffsky.
Jewish; instead, he goes to
Copyright 2003, published by Barrons
Orange Kitten, who
learns about the hol-
But first, the downside: no one
this book will really learn
of the holiday
was only sup-
that Orange Kitten provides).
There's that whole routine
with a Jewish
about gifts, too, though mer-
cifully it's just dreidels and
For the most part,
problem is that
though, A Blues Clues
so, so many of
Chanukah works. Blue and
his pals learn how to light
books" are just a
they make lakes and
rehash of the
Blue nor Joe, his
same, old proj-
don kippot, and
ects: challah covers and kiddush cups.
the holiday comes across as fun and
Fortunately, Eight Lights actually pro-
happy, which is exactly what it is.
vides new and interesting craft ideas,
If you've got tiny children who are fans
and that's just the beginning.
Blue, they're going to love this. And if
As you open the book, you'll learn
know young gentile children who
about the holiday and some quite
like to learn about the holiday, A
amazing facts about Chanukah. (Did
Chanukah is a good place to
you know that both former President
Bill Clinton and President George W.
Bush have lit menorahs in the White
Eight Candles to Light A Chanukah
Story by Jonny Zucker, with illustrations
(Did you know that an astronaut
by Jan Barger Cohen. Copyright 2003,
once spun his dreidel for more than 90
published by Barrons. Paperback 24
minutes in space?).
Then it's the crafts: a paper dreidel,
an edible menorah with candy corn, a
dreidel candy holder. All with terrific
directions, and colorful illustrations
to be a
from Ann Koffsky. Let's get started!
A Blue's Clues Chanukah
with illustrations by Dan Kanemoto and
Jennifer Oxley. Copyright 2003, pub-
tion to the
lished by Simon Spotlight/Nick Jr., a
division of Simon & Schuster. Paperback Jewish festi-
24 pages. $5.99.
Chanukah." It's certainly simple, and the
is indeed delightful, though once
we've got to read about giving gifts.
You'll find just a handful of words on
each page ("I love playing spinning games
er in a
the dreidel" and "My family sits
the table and enjoys a festive
It's difficult to understand to whom
this book is supposed to appeal. The Ian.-
Unfortunately, we've got to read
about gifts coming out for the celebra-
tion, the one flaw in this otherwise
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