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Latkes, Latkes, Good to Eat: A Chanukah…

Latkes, Latkes, Good to Eat: A Chanukah Story

by Naomi Howland

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41/2-this is a nice addition to our Hanukah picture books. Very much like the Strega Nona story. ( )
  maddiemoof | Oct 20, 2015 |
The predictable storyline, with its lesson of being kind to others (and receiving kindness in return) has enduring value for children of all ages, though the text might be best suited toward children in the upper elementary grades. The illustrations support the story and are somewhat complex in their depiction of character. This story would also be well suited to teaching children about other cultures and religions, since it does an excellent job depicting Jewish culture through illustration and text, in particular with regards to their Chanukah traditions such as eating latkes and lighting the menorah. Of course, it also answers the question of what is are latkes, and presents their importance as a staple food in Jewish culture.
  Collene_Kuznicki | Feb 18, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 061849295X, Paperback)

Sadie and her four little brothers are very poor and always hungry. On the first night of Chanukah, Sadie performs a generous act, and in turn receives a frying pan that cooks up sizzling hot, golden latkes on command. Sadie tells her brothers never to use the magic pan, but when she goes out one afternoon, the mischievous boys can't resist. They remember the words to start the pan cooking . . . but what were the words to make it stop? This humorous tale of generosity and greed is accompanied by bright, cheerful illustrations depicting a traditional Russian village. An author's note and a recipe for Sadie's latkes are included.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:12:03 -0400)

In an old Russian village, Sadie and her brothers are poor and hungry until an old woman gives Sadie a frying pan that will make potato pancakes until it hears the magic words that make it stop. This humorous Chanukah story of generosity and greed is accompanied by bright, cheerful illustrations depicting a traditional Russian village and a recipe for latkes. Full color.… (more)

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