13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on November 2, 2000
Winner of the National Jewish Book Award, this is one of our favorite stories for Chanukah and the holiday season. A warm and cozy glimpse at a family holiday with a simple story that is both funny and appealing. We love the illustrations and the poetic writing and have shared this book with friends of all religions. Everyone loves it! One of the nicest Chanukah books we've ever found to share.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on November 1, 2007
Reviewed by Brianne Plach (age 10) for Reader Views (10/07)
Are you looking for a small picture book which describes Hanukkah? If you are, Roni Schotter has created just the one for you. Inside the front cover is a description of four specific things associated with Hanukkah. The pictures throughout the book show you just how the traditions of Hanukkah are celebrated. There are little ones that small kids will be able to relate to for celebrating the holiday, including being tempted to steal food before mealtime.
With thick pages, "Hanukkah!" is a terrific book for the youngest reader. Lots of families celebrating together are a big part of this book. Isn't that what this special time of year is great for, celebrating with friends and families getting together? I love this book!
Book received free of charge.
on December 16, 2012
I was very pleased with this book. I think the story itself is very cute and age-approriate for the target audience. I purchased it because I wanted a book to take to my daughter's preschool for a Hanukkah celebration to help the children learn more about what the holiday is and why it is observed. I don't think the story itself actually does the best job of "explaining" the holiday but like I said the story is very cute. There is a section on the back cover that does do a really nice job of giving a better history of Hanukkah and why it is celebrated and when I went into my daughter's preschool I actually started with that part first and then read the story and I think it went over really well with them. I may have substituted a word here and there but overall I was very, very pleased. Great book to have for any family that celebrates Hanukkah.
on April 21, 2015
A friend gave this book to my daughter when she was a year old and about to celebrate her first Hanukkah. The book is cute, but I didn't think there was anything extraordinary about it. My daughter, however, disagrees. She is now almost 2-1/2. Every night I let her pick which books she wants to read before bedtime. This book makes it into the rotation EVERY week (sometimes several nights a week). There is just something about the book that she absolutely loves. Our original copy of the book has a few missing/torn pages...my daughter likes it so much that I decided I had to order another copy.