Each night of Hanukkah, an alliterative, rowdy, friendly, group of uninvited guests shows up just in time for the candle lighting. A polar bear, tigers, armadillos, crocodiles, and others appear one evening at a time, until they are all present for an unforgettable Hanukkah party. They bake latkes and other holiday treats. A group of punk-rock penguins spin dreidels, and everyone has a rollicking good time. By the end of the holiday, they have all made wonderful memories.
Through beautiful language and illustrations, this book introduces lively characters whose faces express humor and cheer. The family members who live in the house gladly participate in the festivities. They also celebrate by reading a book — just like us, when we pore over these fun pages.
Award-winning journalist and freelance writer, Helen Weiss Pincus, has taught memoir writing and creative writing throughout the NY Metro area to senior citizens and high school students. Her work has been published in The New York Times, The Record, The Jewish Standard, and other publications. She recently added “Bubby” to her job description.