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- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-09-14
- Reviewer: Staff
In this board book, a companion to 2014s Shabbat Is Coming!, rhythmic verse follows a family as its members light the menorah, fry latkes, enjoy dreidels and gelt, and spend time together during Hanukkah. The title repeats as a refrain after each of Newmans gentle rhymes, giving the book a soothing structure: Winter is near./ Long nights are here./ Hanukkah is coming./ All in a row/ Our candles will glow./ Hanukkah is coming. Skillful use of drop shadows brings a subtle three-dimensional quality to Garofolis crisp digital illustrations, while the images canvaslike textures are suggestive of the homey closeness of the familys Hanukkahs celebrations. Ages 14. (Sept.)