cover image Engineer Ari and 
the Hanukkah Mishap

Engineer Ari and the Hanukkah Mishap

Deborah Bodin Cohen, illus. by Shahar Kober. Kar-Ben, $17.95 (32p) ISBN 978-0-7613-5146-7

Cohen and Kober return with another holiday happening for Engineer Ari. The train driver is hurrying home by train to celebrate Hanukkah when he is forced to stop abruptly for a pesky camel sitting on the tracks. The camel’s owner, Kalil, a Bedouin, assists Ari and invites him to his tent. As it grows dark, the two new friends begin the celebration of Hanukkah together. The interfaith message is not subtle, but it is an imaginative take on the familiar holiday. Train-loving children will especially appreciate Engineer Ari. Ages 5–9. (Sept.)