Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Flashback Tuesday: Hanukkah Moon by Deborah da Costa Illus by Gosia Mosz
Hanukkah Moon by Deborah da Costa and illustrated by Gosia Mosz is a great book to read at this special time of year. When I initially came across this book I was thrilled because it showed a different side of the holiday. It is a story that shows Hanukkah from a different cultural experience. I love how the little girl Isobel is concerned that her Aunt from Mexico might not know how to celebrate Hanukkah like she is accustomed to. Aunt Luisa proceeds to teach Isobel about the Hanukkah Moon and about the Hanukkah traditions from Mexico. There are the usual Hanukkah elements such as latkes and chocolate coins. I especially love the dreidel pinata filled with candy. I great book to add anyone's holiday book shelf.
Happy Hanukkah or as "Aunt Luisa" teaches Isobel-- Feliz Januca!