by Roni Schotter

Other authorsMarylin Hafner (Illustrator)
Paperback, 1993



Local notes

EC stories for children


Little, Brown Young Readers (1993), 32 pages


Describes the meaning and traditions of Hanukkah as five children and their family celebrate the holiday.



Original language


Physical description

32 p.; 8 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member CrunchyGranola
A nice little book--interesting enough art, OK scansion. Nice for the season.
LibraryThing member break
In Roni Schotter’s “Hanukkah!” a family with five children gears up to celebrating Hanukkah. Then they do it too. Each member has its role, including the youngest, Moe, who must be about 4-5 years old. He is in the age group of the target audience. The good news is that by the end he manages
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to pronounce the name of the holiday properly. There is no bad news in this sweet little book, illustrated with very vivid colors by Marylin Hafner. The last page, as usual, includes a short description of four of the terms mentioned in the book: dreydel, menorah, latkes, and shamash. I enjoyed just looking at the pictures, because they are so much fun to flip through. The text rhymes the way adults imagine little kids would like it. But it worked on me too.
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LibraryThing member engpunk77
The text, prose or verse I don't really know, was absolutely horrible. The only redeeming quality this book has is the last page which gives a simple explanation of the story of Hanukkah that anyone can understand (young children) & the brief glossary that defines latkes, dreydel, menorah, &
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shamash very adequately for a young audience. I don't know how this book qualified for an award, but it sucked. (Sorry)
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LibraryThing member Lake_Oswego_UCC
Hanukkah traditions highlighted in rhyming text. Large format picture book.




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