Is It Hanukkah Yet?

Is it Hanukkah, Yet? by Nancy Krulik

My expectations for this were at rock bottom, because honestly, easy readers/Step in Reading books are usually just awful.  I can tell you that kids love being able to read things all by themselves but from an actual literary standpoint, yuck.  However I was pleasantly surprised.  While this wasn’t anything I’d want to read aloud, especially when compared will many of the other Hanukkah books I’ve reviewed on this blog, it’s something I think a beginning reader would treasure.  Despite the short length and easy vocabulary, Is it Hanukkah Yet? manages to incorporate the religious story and a celebration.  Definitely a solid entry for its type.

Sex, Nudity, Dating – None.
Profanity – None.
Death, Violence and Gore – None.
Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking – None.
Frightening or Intense Things – None.

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