Screen shot 2012-12-06 at 4.28.31 PMThe New York Times Sunday Book Review on the Bookshelf had some nice things to say about Selina Alko’s book, “Daddy Christmas and Hanukkah Mama”:


Written and illustrated by Selina Alko.
32 pp. Alfred A. Knopf. $16.99. (Picture book; ages 4-8)
Doesn’t this describe half of Brooklyn? Perhaps not strictly speaking; but the subject of interfaith families is a welcome one. No arguments over Israel or “the war on Christmas” here. In the narrator’s wholehearted and seamlessly interwoven celebration, Daddy Christmas gamely cooks latkes, and Hanukkah Mama is happy to hang stockings. Together they “carol to the neighbors about Maccabees and the manger.” Alko’s charming mixed media illustrations provide lots of bells and holly. Next up, Eastover.

Screen shot 2012-12-06 at 4.28.51 PM Selina3 Selina2Check out Selina’s book signings here and to see more of her work go to her website and her Altpick page.  To purchase a copy of ‘Daddy Christmas and Hanukkah Mama, click here.

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