cover image Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel!

Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel!

Shahar Kober. Scholastic/Cartwheel, $4.99 (12p) ISBN 978-0-545-53364-5

This cheery dreidel-shaped board book with an eye-catching blue foil cover assigns two lines of the well-known Hanukkah song to a series of anthropomorphized animal families, each of whom has an idiosyncratic menorah: a mouse family has made one of acorns, while an owl family has cleverly engineered a tree limb with sufficient branches. Readers can count the growing number of candles and spot some other holiday customs, like latke-making, alongside the ubiquitous dreidel-spinning. The final illustration shows all of the animal species depicted in the book, seated on a rug to spin the dreidel. Ages 2–4. Agency: Shannon Associates. (Aug.)