Monday, December 10, 2012

Picture Book Review: The Hanukkah Hop!

The Hanukkah Hop!

The Hanukkah Hop!
Written by:  Erica Silverman
Illustrated by:  Steven D'Amico
Published by: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2011

* This is a Hanukkah story told in rhyme.  Rachel and her family are preparing the house for a Hanukkah party - hanging streamers and balloons, making latkes, and clearing a space for a dance floor.  As the guests arrive they light the menorah, sing songs around the piano, eat latkes and doughnuts, and listen to the story of the Maccabees.  But Rachel's most excited for the dancing.  Once the special klezmer band arrives everyone's out on the dance floor.

This is a fun and entertaining holiday read. My son was hysterical when I read that "Bubbes and zaydes zoom in by plane."  My husband and I had to explain that the words are Yiddish for grandma and grandpa.  There's a glossary in the front of the book of some words used in the story that children may not know.

This book was borrowed from the library.

Family Rating: 1 thumb up.

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