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The Dreidel That Wouldn't Spin: A Toyshop Tale of Hanukkah

"One of the best Hanukkah books to come out in years. Like the magical dreidel in the story, The Dreidel That Wouldn't Spin is a treasure."

~ New York Journal of Books


Driedel Maze (390 KB)
Crossword Puzzle (255 KB)

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This is what School Library Journal has to say:


K-Gr 2–In this gentle parable, a peddler gives a splendorous Hanukkah dreidel to the greedy owner of a toy shop with the admonishment that “...the miracle of Hanukkah cannot be bought.”
... Folkloric watercolor illustrations in a pale palette are appropriately soft in tone while images of the toys offering their own expressive impressions of the goings-on inject a bit of humor. A lovely choice for those wishing to circumvent the more commercial aspects of the holiday.
–Teri Markson, Los Angeles Public Library