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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Dec 30, 2009 Kelly rated it 5 of 5 stars
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
Nov 11, 2013 Samantha rated it 3 of 5 stars
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.
May 15, 2011 Cheryl rated it 3 of 5 stars · 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.
Cindy Trumbore has been involved with young peoples literature for most of her career. A former editor in childrens book publishing, she now writes childrens books, edits books for classrooms, and teaches writing. Her past titles include The Genie in the Book and Discovering the Titanic. Her newest book, The Mangrove Tree, was released in May 2011 and has received starred reviews from School Libra...moreMore about Susan L. Roth...