illustrated by  Kathryn Mitter

illustrated by Kathryn Mitter

Albert Whitman & Company (September 1, 2010)

Gabi Greenberg loves Hanukkah. She loves to light the menorah, help make crispy latkes, and hear the story of the brave Macabees, who never gave up. When her parents give her a shiny new tricycle, Gabi names it "Hanukkah" and vows to ride it everywhere. On her first attempt, Gabi falls off, but the Maccabee's perseverance gives her the courage to try again.

Here's what reviewers are writing about THE HANUKKAH TRIKE:

"Edwards' simple story introduces basic holiday history and traditions, emphasizing the Maccabees' heroism and how this value can be applied in contemporary situations. Mitter's gentle, acrylic illustrations portray a loving family, focused on Gabi's wants and needs....a welcome addition to religious school collections....a useful introduction to the concept of perseverance."  Booklist

"Young children will enjoy her success when she and 'Hanukkah' finally take off down the block. "  School Library Journal

"This book not only presents rituals and the story of Hanukkah in a child-friendly, non-denominational manner; it also talks of bravery and perseverance. The simple language and short sentences combine with colorful illustrations to make this a beginning reader welcome to many." Children's Literature

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