Eight Wild Nights

A Family Hanukkah Tale

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

With humor and rhyme, a Jewish family celebrates and survives the eight days of Hanukkah. Every Jewish family will relate to this roller coaster of joys and adventures as an assortment of relatives and friends descends on the household.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Copyright 2006
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ®
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2014-01-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV017110, JUV033020
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 10.375 x 8.875
Lexile 930
Guided Reading Level N
ATOS Reading Level 4.5
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 115574
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Reviewed

Author: Brian P. Cleary

Brian P. Cleary is an American humorist, poet, and author. He is best known for his books written for grade-school children that explore grammar, math and poetry in humorous ways. In his role in the digital division of American Greetings, he's put words in the mouths of Dolly Parton, Christina Aguilera, William Shatner, Meghan Trainor and more. The multi-million selling author has performed poetry workshops in 500 elementary schools across the county. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

Illustrator: David Udovic



A great rhyming read-aloud for a family Chanukah storytime!"—Noodlenuts

AJL Newsletter

“Genuinely clever rhymes, several cuts above the jingles used in so many picture books, tell the story of an extended family’s raucous eight nights of Hanukkah.”

Jewish Book World

“Elementary-aged children will laugh and giggle at both the text and pictures in this refreshing and hilarious Hanukkah tale.”

Publishers Weekly

“. . .the ties that bind in this rhyming story are more Seinfeldian in nature (‘We await the arrival/ Of eight days of guests/ Friends and family, and pests,/ Who will threaten our very survival’). Of course, it’s all in good fun-what kid wouldn’t want to dine out on stories of relatives like Grandpa Dave, ‘a prank-loving joker,’ who’s guaranteed to ’hide the new dreidel/ ’neath the couch or the cradle.”
Publishers Weekly

School Library Journal

“The amusing rhythmic text carries the action along from one crazy night to the next, supported by a busy cast of characters whose antics are illustrated on crowded spreads rich in color.”
School Library Journal