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.