Hoppy Hanukkah!

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Hoppy Hanukkah!




Linda Glaser

Daniel Howarth

Published 2009

Age Levels: 2-5, Grades: Preschool-Preschool
Pages: 24
10.75" x 8.50"
Illustrations: Full Color

Accelerated Reader® Points: 0.50
ATOS Level: 1.60

Plot Summary

Violet and Simon, two small bunnies, are excited about Hanukkah.  Simon is ready to light all the candles and then blow them right out!  But Mama and Papa explain how to celebrate Hanukkah by lighting one candle each night at sunset and placing the menorah in the window for all to see.  Grandma and Grandpa come over, too, and there are latkes and presents and a dreidel game. 

Linda Glaser's simple, cozy story is just right for children first learning about this holiday.  Daniel Howarth's charming paintings show a happy family passing on their tradition.



"The book exudes a gentle, familial warmth that should nurture readers' enthusiasm for their own traditions" Publishers Weekly

"The bunnies are floppy-eared, furry, and winsome in their vividly colored people-clothes; the sunny yellow backdrops and joyful bunny faces telegraph the book’s simple, feel-good holiday spirit." (also The Horn Book Guide "superior" review) The Horn Book Magazine

"The real charm of this simple book is the joyful excitement of the children, whose preschool expressiveness rings true....Colorful watercolor and pencil illustrations depict the anthropomorphized animals as friendly and fuzzy as beloved stuffed animals." School Library Journal

"Howarth’s soft, bright illustrations of an extended floppy-eared family offer details of a Judaic home in this gentle introduction to the rituals of a traditional celebration that young families can follow as they create a Hanukkah atmosphere in their own homes." Kirkus Reviews

Associated Keywords
bunny; rabbit; Hanukkah; Chanuka, Chanukah, Chanukkah, Channukah, Hanukah, Hannukah, Jewish; tradition; activity; family,