Violet and Simon, two small bunnies, are excited about Hanukkah. Simon is ready to light all the candles and then blow them right out! But Mama and Papa explain how to celebrate Hanukkah by lighting one candle each night at sunset and placing the menorah in the window for all to see. Grandma and Grandpa come over, too, and there are latkes and presents and a dreidel game. Linda Glaser's simple, cozy story is just right for children first learning about this holiday. Daniel Howarth's charming paintings show a happy family passing on their tradition.
|Publisher:||Whitman, Albert & Company|
|Product dimensions:||8.60(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book would serve as a charming introduction to Hanukkah for the very youngest celebrators and as a cheerful reminder of the tradition to those who know enough to look forward to it. All the elements are here - candle lighting, latkes, a dreidel, presents - things that make it "feel like Hanukkah," a recurrent phrase. Howarth's illustrations complement the text and bring it to life, with dynamic renderings of the young bunnies' excited hopping (with Grandpa joining in) and colorful depictions of their surroundings. It all comes together in a sweet and satisfying final scene. I can imagine that this will become a favorite holiday book for teachers and parents of pre-schoolers and kindergarteners.