Imag­i­na­tive jour­neys for the whole fam­ily

The Jewish Chronicle - - JC SPECIAL -

by Karen Fis­man (Kar Ben, £5.99) is a re­as­sur­ing pic­ture book for ages up to seven, fea­tur­ing a mixed­faith fam­ily — and some fe­male Mac­cabees. A mem­o­rable pic­ture book for grown-ups is (Blue Rider Press, £29), in which Archie Rand de­picts all 613 com­mand­ments in a style de­scribed by as “a dash of mag­a­zine, a spoon­ful of some grotesques, some su­per­heroes, al­ways ac­tion, emo­tion, drama”.

Artists of all ages can have fun with (Macmil­lan, £10), which en­cour­ages us to par­tic­i­pate in telling a story by com­plet­ing top il­lus­tra­tors’ pic­tures. Also ex­cel­lent is

a step-bystep guide by Linda Nis­sen Sa­muels (£5.99).

by Ma­rina McIn­tyre (Walker, £14.99) is a five-star Na­tional The­atre pro­duc­tion, a lav­ish hard­back trac­ing the jour­ney of an NT play from con­cept to per­for­mance.

For those stay-in and curl-up days, try the chival­ric epic

by Tonke Dragt (Pushkin, £16.99); Neil Gaiman’s creepy comicbox set (Blooms­bury, £21); and the cosy

by Michael Bond (Harpercollins, £8.99). 1. A lost chanu­ciah brings the fam­ily to­gether 2. Be­hind the scenes at the NT 3. Spooky, mad­cap ad­ven­tures from Neil Gaiman 4. Let­ters from the mar­maladeeat­ing mi­grant to Aunty Lucy in Peru 5. Colour-coded knights com­pete 6. What will you draw in­side the hun­gry dog’s tummy or at the end of that lead?

Draw It! Colour It! Crea­tures

Draw Queens, Kings and All Things Royal,

The Se­crets of the


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