The Runaway Latkes by Leslie Kimmelman

December 2, 2011 - 2:02 pm No Comments

Rebecca Bloom is preparing her famous latkes on the first night of Hanukkah when three of the latkes jump out of the pan and escape. Rebecca, the cantor, the rabbi, even the mayor end up chasing after the latkes to the edge of town. You’ll never guess what happens once they jump into the river, but everyone does end up getting to eat some yummy latkes with applesauce. Not only is this a cute story, but I love that the latkes repeat the same line on every page. This is great for beginning readers as they can help you read along with the story. This feature is also great for little ones, too. They love to hear the repetition and it won’t take them long until they are chiming in with you every time you get to that part of the story.

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