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Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah
From the creator of the bestselling My Love For You comes this joyful rendering of a favorite Hanukkah song. Celebrate with a family of mice as they dance the horah, spin the dreidel, and eat delicious latkes to honor the festival of lights. Musical notes are included, so parents and children can sing along for eight happy nights.
Hardcover, 24 pages
Published September 16th 2004 by Dial
(first published September 2004)
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This story is for children to read themselves, and/or sing along to the “Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah” song. This story intrigues children because it provides a plot with a use of language that is age-appropriate for lower elementary grades. The illustrations correspond to both the text and the setting; and hold interest to the reader, which enhance and add to the story. Instead of using characters, Roth uses mice, which are not presented in a negative light; therefore, no negative stereotypes are ...more
Dec 16, 2014 Kelly rated it it was amazing
This has been one of my favorite holiday books for a couple of years now. Using the traditional "Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah" text (and music, if you choose to sing it), the book is an engaging introduction to Hanukkah for children who are unfamiliar with the celebration, and a wonderful affirmation for children who themselves celebrate the Festival of Lights. Without telling the faith story of the miracle of the oil, Roth's papercut illustrations clearly depict common Hanukkah celebratory traditions ...more
May 15, 2011 Cheryl rated it liked it · review of another edition
A cute introduction with colorful collages introduce the activities of the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah. Very simple text and a song at the end! Grinned when I saw what book the little mice family were reading.
Musical text pairs with papercut mixed media collage artwork. A family of mice celebrates the holiday with traditional symbols represented. The artwork is a bit stronger than the text for me, but the sheet music is included should readers want to perform the story. PreK-2.