All of a Kind Family Hanukkah by Emily Jenkins, illustrated by Paul Zelinsky is based on the classic books by Sydney Taylor. Set on the Lower East side in 1912 it is the story of five sisters ranging in age from twelve to four. Gertie is the youngest and longs to help prepare the latkes for frying. She is too small for the knives and peelers and a hot fryer and lets everyone know how unhappy she is to be left out. Consigned to her room, she is rescued by Papa so she can take part in the candle lighting. The old-fashioned illustrations are a perfect complement to the sweet, traditional tale of first-night festivities.