I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Dreidel

By YACOWITZ, Caryn

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ISBN
9780439915304
Publisher
Scholastic Arthur A. Levine


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on October 1, 2014  |  December Holiday Books

K-Gr 3—This version of the familiar cumulative song is given a humorous twist: "I know an old lady who swallowed a dreidel, a Chanukah dreidel she thought was a bagel…Perhaps it's fatal." The song progresses through various traditional foods and symbols, such as oil, latkes, brisket, gelt, and candles, all leading to a large non-fatal "BURP!" Following the original rhyming scheme calls for some verbal acrobatics, which the author handles well, with the...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on September 1, 2014

The American Gothic parody on the first wordless spread -- showing Ma and Pa, a boy, a cat…and a menorah -- previews this freewheeling volume, part warm family holiday story, part art appreciation book, and part cumulative rhyme. Yacowitz's clever Hanukkah...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2014

Part warm family holiday story, part art appreciation book, part cumulative rhyme. Yacowitz's Hanukkah-themed text lists items swallowed...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on October 1, 2014

A fresh and amusing take on a popular folk song that includes Chanukah traditions plus rich visuals, which offer a humorous twist on famous paintings. Readers may recognize some of the well-known works of...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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