THE DREIDEL THAT WOULDN'T SPIN by Martha Seif Simpson and Durga Yael Bernhard
A lovely book for the Festival of Lights that links the "miracle" of Khanike to human kindness and the spirit of tsedoke. For ages 5 and up. "Simpson uses familiar European folk-tale motifs, which Bernhard matches with acrylic paintings of an Old World setting; both illustrate how humility outshines greed and arrogance. Backmatter explains the real miracle of Hanukkah and the holiday’s significance as well as rules for playing dreidel. A sweet original tale with a timeless, though not holiday-specific message." --Kirkus Reviews
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