BOOK NOOK REVIEWS: Lots Of Latkes, A Hanukkah Story by Sandy Lanton

TITLE: Lots Of Latkes

AUTHOR: Sandy Lanton

ILLUSTRATOR: Vicki Jo Redenbaugh

PUBLISHER:  Kar-Ben Publishing, 2003

SYNOPSIS:

Rivka Leah invites her neighbors to a Hanukkah party, but a series of mishaps causes each of them to bring the same dish– latkes.

WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THIS BOOK :  During this festive holiday season, I wanted to include a picture book which honored celebrations enjoyed by my Jewish friends. Author, Sandy Lanton, writes an adorable story about one lady making latkes for her friends. She invites them to bring various items to share, but young readers will be amused by the series of mishaps which end in an abundance of potato pancakes. Though I’m not Jewish, I was raised on latkes while growing up around the bayous of southern Louisiana. I KNOW how delicious they are and love the fact this author included a recipe in the back of the book! A lovely addition to any library!

RATING: ***** 5 Stars *****

RATING SYSTEM:

1 star…probably not worth your time.

2 stars…there are some things to like, but could elements have been stronger.

3 stars…this story will appeal to some readers but others might find it lacking something.

4 stars…strong story, nice illustrations, and should grab the attention of many readers.

5 stars…superbly written story, stellar illustrations, a must addition to any book lovers’ collection!



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Jack is afraid of the THING in the closet. Monty is afraid of the LUMP in the bed. One day boy and monster both decide they no longer want to fear what hides in the dark. Both have a plan, but will be surprised by what they discover after A BUMP IN THE NIGHT.

Hybrid published author, Donna L Martin, has been writing since she was eight years old. She is a 4th Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo by day and a ‘ninja’ writer of flash fiction, children’s picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and inspirational essays by night. Donna offers occasional BOOK NOOK REVIEWS of great children’s books and offers WRITERLY WISDOM to new and established writers. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, Alliance of Independent Authors, and Children’s Book Insider. Donna loves dark chocolate, going to the beach and adding to her growing book collection.

Want to connect?

Email: www.donasdays@gmail.com

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Mail: Donna L Martin

c/o Story Catcher Publishing

P O Box 27788

Knoxville, Tn 37927

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