cover image Jeremy’s Dreidel

Jeremy’s Dreidel

Ellie Gellman, illus. by Maria Mola. Kar-Ben, $17.95 (32p) ISBN 978-0-7613-7508-1

Endearing illustrations highlight this sweet Hanukkah story about a boy who creates a special dreidel for his father. As the children gather at the Jewish Community Center for dreidel making, Jeremy meets some friends who have come with innovative plans to craft the traditional Hanukkah toy out of recycled materials, to design one that sings, and even to fashion a dreidel that bounces. But it is Jeremy’s idea of constructing a dreidel with braille letters as a gift for his blind father that most intrigues his classmates. Vivid colors and kid-friendly narration will help young readers learn about this important topic with sensitivity. Ages 5–9. (Sept.)