The Chanukkah Guest

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Although Bubba Brayna is almost blind and deaf, she makes the best potato latkes in the village. On the first night of Chanukkah, she cooks a special batch for the rabbi, who is coming to visit her. When she hears a thumping at the door, she lets in her guest. Only later does she realize she has served a bear her delicious latkes. Full-color illustrations.

On the first night of Chanukkah, Old Bear wanders into Bubba Brayna's house and receives a delicious helping of ...

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Overview

Although Bubba Brayna is almost blind and deaf, she makes the best potato latkes in the village. On the first night of Chanukkah, she cooks a special batch for the rabbi, who is coming to visit her. When she hears a thumping at the door, she lets in her guest. Only later does she realize she has served a bear her delicious latkes. Full-color illustrations.

On the first night of Chanukkah, Old Bear wanders into Bubba Brayna's house and receives a delicious helping of potato latkes when she mistakes him for the rabbi.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
It's Hanukkah time and Bubba Brayna is preparing latkes. She's expecting the Rabbi and relatives for dinner, but hardly a bear. Waking from his long winter nap, however, is Old Bear, who follows ``that delicious smell'' and presents himself for the feast. Bubba, with her weak eyes and hearing, mistakes him for the Rabbi, and lavishes him with food. In this comical story, Kimmel ( Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins ) captures the kindness of an old woman and the innocence of a hungry bear in an unusual visit. Carmi's ( And Shira Imagined ) airy pastel illustrations shade the tale with a golden glow appropriate for the Festival of Lights. Readers will surely chuckle to see the ravenous bear eat all the latkes, and laugh as Bubba tries to wipe his face. (``I must tell you, Rabbi. You eat just like a bear,'' says the confused hostess.) Indeed, the string of continuous misunderstandings between Bubba and bruin provides nonstop mirth. Festivity, generosity and cooperation are all celebrated in this wintry holiday tale that children of all religions will enjoy. Ages 5-8. (Oct.)
School Library Journal
Old Bubba Brayna, 97, still makes the best potato latkes in the village. So each year at Chanukkah, her friends and the rabbi come through the snow to share her cooking and hospitality. The first to arrive this year, however, is a grumpy old bear aroused from his cave by the delicious smells of cooking. The nearly blind Bubba mistakes him for the rabbi, welcomes him in and lets him keep his fur coat on against the chill. She carries on with enough chatter for two as the bear growls through the blessing, eats a huge platter of latkes, and bestows a lick on Old Bubba in thanks. When the rabbi and the villagers arrive, they and Bubba figure out who she has been entertaining, have a good laugh, and retire to the kitchen where Bubba begins to cook all over again. Brown and rose tones predominate in Carmi's woodland and interiors. While the blocky and long-nosed people are unattractively rendered, their love of Bubba is clear. Children will enjoy this silly story of mistaken identity, and the dialogue Bubba keeps up with the bear will have them giggling happily.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823409785
  • Publisher: Holiday House, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/1992
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.76 (w) x 9.98 (h) x 0.27 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2001

    One of the best!

    I'm ordering a copy of this as a gift today. We've enjoyed the story for several years now. If you love animals, then this story can't help but warm your heart: a bear is aroused from hibernation byt the small of potato pancakes -- an elderly woman mistakes the bear for the rabbi, and learns of her mistake after the rabbi knocks on her door! This is one of our favorite authors, and, unlike hershel and the channukah goblins, this won't scare anyone. Perfect for any kid old enough to handle two ro three sentences per page, probably up to age 9 or 10 (or in my case, 40ish).

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