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December 05, 2003 - Image 48

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2003-12-05

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PRE-CHANUKAH SAS
fROM
STORE
JEWISH CO

SALES

12 99 MILK CHOCOLATE

SALE $ 9 99 BITTERSWEET
Av
r olivvt i jk

HOLIDAY TREATS

Chanukah Gelt
by the Box

Boxes of 24 mesh bags.
Regular Price: $14.99.
SALE - Milk Chocolate: $12.99,
Bittersweet: $9.99

Gold Plated Dreidels

Unique plastic gold plated
dreidels are 13/4". Sold in
lots of 25, 50 and 100.

SALE 9 34 9 FOR 100
in"'Val. WAS
$3999

Great Big

Latke Plate

A large, contemporary

latke platter. Sure to be
a standout on your
Chanukah table.

7'

*SALE $29 99

Avak, WAS $39 99

Lots

of Chanukah markdowns...

Visit the jewish.com TM Store for more

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2003

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Cartoon Characters Celebrate the
Holidays series.
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
perfect,
takes a different tack. Blue is not
Debbie Herman and Ann Koffsky.
suddenly
Jewish; instead, he goes to
Copyright 2003, published by Barrons
see
his
friend
Orange Kitten, who
).
(wwvv.barronseduc.com
Jewish,
and
learns about the hol-
is
Paperback.
iday there.
48 pages.
But first, the downside: no one
$8.95.
reading
this book will really learn
Usually
the
meaning
of the holiday
the most
("Some
oil
that
was only sup-
frightening
posed
to
burn
one
day lasted
words ever
for
eight
whole
days,"
is all
written in
that Orange Kitten provides).
conjunction
There's that whole routine
with a Jewish
about gifts, too, though mer-
holiday story
cifully it's just dreidels and
are: "activity
gels.
book." The
For the most part,
problem is that
though, A Blues Clues
so, so many of
Chanukah works. Blue and
these "activity
all
his pals learn how to light
books" are just a
the
menorah,
and
they make lakes and
rehash of the
spin
the
dreidel.
Neither
Blue nor Joe, his
same, old proj-
human
friend,
suddenly
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.
of
Blue, they're going to love this. And if
As you open the book, you'll learn
you
know young gentile children who
about the holiday and some quite
might
like to learn about the holiday, A
amazing facts about Chanukah. (Did
Blue's
Clues
Chanukah is a good place to
you know that both former President
start.
Bill Clinton and President George W.
Bush have lit menorahs in the White
Eight Candles to Light A Chanukah
House?
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?).
pages. $6.95.
Then it's the crafts: a paper dreidel,
This
an edible menorah with candy corn, a
book
dreidel candy holder. All with terrific
purports
directions, and colorful illustrations
to be a
from Ann Koffsky. Let's get started!
"simple
and
by
Jessica
Lissy,
A Blue's Clues Chanukah
delightful
with illustrations by Dan Kanemoto and
introduc-
Jennifer Oxley. Copyright 2003, pub-
tion to the
lished by Simon Spotlight/Nick Jr., a
division of Simon & Schuster. Paperback Jewish festi-
val of
24 pages. $5.99.
Don't
cringe.
Chanukah." It's certainly simple, and the
Yes,
art
is indeed delightful, though once
here's
again
we've got to read about giving gifts.
yet
You'll find just a handful of words on
anoth-
each page ("I love playing spinning games
er in a
with
the dreidel" and "My family sits
series
around
the table and enjoys a festive
of the
meal.").
infa-
It's difficult to understand to whom
mous
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
pleasant book.

SALE 9 9 99 FOR 25

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