cover image A Chanukah Present For: Me!

A Chanukah Present For: Me!

Inc. Scholastic, , illus. by Jill McDonald. . Scholastic/Cartwheel, $6.99 (7pp) ISBN 978-0-545-14874-0

This inviting board book is decorated like a Hanukkah present on the outside, with a sparkling silver ribbon and blue background with Hanukkah motifs. Inside, readers can learn about the simple joys of the holiday: they are invited to count how many pieces of chocolate gelt appear and later guess what's inside a pile of fried doughnuts. On the final spread, family members (they resemble paper dolls) display their favorite parts of the holiday. Lively and charming. Also available: A Christmas Present for: Me! Up to age 3. (Sept.)