Cover image for It's Hanukkah!
Title:
It's Hanukkah!
Author:
Modesitt, Jeanne.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Holiday House, 1999.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
A large mouse family joyfully celebrates Hanukkah. Includes information on the the history and some of the traditions of this holiday.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
150 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 1.8 0.5 48537.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.1 1 Quiz: 22993 Guided reading level: I.
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ISBN:
9780823414512
Format :
Book

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The dreidels are spinning, and everyone is winning in this endearing holiday book that introduces young children to Hanukkah. Spirits are high and latkes are aplenty as an irresistible family of mice celebrate the Festival of Lights. Even Great-Grandma Laura joins in to dance the horah in this joyful tribute to families, Jewish traditions, and a holiday beloved by children. To complete this festive package, the Hanukkah story, a Hanukkah blessing and song, directions for playing the game of dreidel, and a recipe for latkes are included.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Like the rabbits of the husband-and-wife team's Little Bunny's Easter Surprise, a family of mice gathers to celebrate a holiday. Spowart's fuzzy art is even more tender than usual, but the rhyming couplets, meant to demonstrate Hanukkah festivities, are clunky: "We give each other gifts;/ our hearts, how they lift." Endnotes supply an overview of the holiday, blessings for lighting the menorah, a latke recipe and more. Ages 4-8. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-A family of mice celebrate Hanukkah through a variety of activities, including lighting the menorah, eating latkes, and dancing the horah. At the end of the evening, the little creatures settle down to sweet dreams. A single rhyming line accompanies each illustration. "We gather round real close,/to the light we give a toast./We listen to a tale;/our imaginations sail!" The drawings done in simple black line and basic colors have an unstudied look, as they show the family engaged in one activity or another. Although neither the pictures nor the text are particularly outstanding (basically, all the mice look alike), together they make a pleasant combination. A one-page history of the holiday, information about lighting the menorah, several Hanukkah blessings, a latke recipe, directions for the dreidel game, and the song "O Hanukkah" are appended. A serviceable addition.-M.M.H. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.