I can't say I have ever thought of Hanukkah and the poetic form haiku together, but in the case of the children's Hanukkah book Hanukkah Haiku
, the combination works well. With haiku poetry by Harriet Ziefert, plus joyous and colorful paintings by Karla Gudeon, Hanukkah Haiku
tells the story of a family's Hanukkah activities and celebration. I recommend it for 3 to 6 year olds. See my annotated list for additional recommended children's books about Hanukkah
and my December Calendar of Children's Books
for more books for the holiday season.
(Cover art courtesy of Blue Apple Books)