My First Chanukah

by Tomie dePaola (Illustrator)

Book, 2008



Call number

BB 247 DEP



Grosset & Dunlap (2008), 14 pages


Describes the traditional celebration of Chanukah, including the lighting of candles on the menorah, the eating of latkes, and the spinning of the dreidl. On board pages.

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LibraryThing member Katieflu628
This story shows the significance of Chanukah with the lighting of candles to remember Judah the Maccabee and his brothers. This book introduces the traditions and symbols of Chanukah celebrations. This is great for younger children learning about the holiday and traditions. This is a great way to
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learn of the key components of the important religious holiday. The story is accompanied by great illustrations.
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LibraryThing member lruano
I feel like this story is about the Hanukkah celebration but it is being told in the child's perspective. Since it is told in their perspective they cannot pronounce it correctly so they call it Chanukah. This book explains to you their celebration which is the feast of lights and the celebrate it
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for eight nights. They use a menorah to hold the candles. They celebrate with the whole family and eat latkes which are potatoes pancakes, play games and even get gifts. This book is great for children to read so they can learn more about different cultures.
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Original language


Physical description

14 p.; 8 inches


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