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Chanukah Lights, a Pop-Up Work of Art

December 4, 2011

Chaunakah Lights
by Michael Rosen and Robert Sabuda
Candlewick, 2011
picture book, pop-up
This book is a work of art! Beautiful doesn’t even begin to describe the sensations and feelings this paper art evokes in the reader.

Chanukah Lights is about the history of the Jewish people as they search for a homeland and rebuild their communities told through the lens of Chanukah, the Festival of Lights.

As you might notice from the white pop-up imagery, the book focuses on light and different historical settings where Jews celebrate the light like an Israeli kibbutz, a refugee ship, and desert tents. Each two-page spread contains a hidden menorah for readers to find.

The author, Michael Rosen, writes, “The lights of the menorah are not meant to provide illumination. They aren’t meant to see by; they are to be seen themselves . . . by those in the house, and by all those passing by.”

Watch the YouTube book trailer of Chanukah Lights.

Don’t miss this amazing book for your family’s collection. It’s truly stunning.

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