Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah

December 12th, 2012 · No Comments · Books


In Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah (Amazon affiliate link), Susan L. Roth’s collages depict a mouse family celebrating Hanukkah alongside the lyrics to a song about the holiday. The mice light a menorah, dance the hora, eat latkes (potato pancakes) together, and play with dreidels, all basked in the light of a menorah “to remind us of days long ago.” The book closes with sheet music for the song upon which the book is based.

For those of us introducing our children to the holiday, the charming illustrations and message of togetherness shines through. Families with older children may want to supplement the book with a more detailed story of the background of Hanukkah but my three-year-old enjoyed this book.

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