The lyrics to the well-known song provide the text for Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah! and Olga and Aleksey Ivanov’s colorful illustrations bring the words to life. A family celebrating the eighth night of the holiday lights the candles, decorates for a party, dances, exchanges gifts, plays dreidel, and eats latkes. The family dog’s participation in these activities adds a whimsical touch to the colorful depiction of the familiar activities. A note about the history of the song is included, though it is unfortunately crowded onto the final page with the last line of the song. Recommended for ages 3 – 5.
Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah!
Marci Lavine Bloch earned her MLS from the University of Maryland, a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MA in English Literature from Fordham University. She has worked in synagogue and day school libraries and is currently finishing her term on the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee.
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