A Wild, Wild Hanukkah
On the first night of Hanukkah, the door flies open and a perky polar bear walks into the house, shaking the snow from his fur. On the second night of Hanukkah, two crusty, crying crocodiles peel onions, followed the next night by three toothy tigers who’ve come to pluck potatoes from a sack. Every night more wild animals join the party, singing, making latkes, and spinning dreidels. As Hanukkah comes to an end, the stars twinkle, and the candles burn out. Then it’s time for bed.
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 2|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Kar-Ben Publishing ®|
|Number of Pages||32|
Author, Illustrator: Jo Gershman
When she was a little girl, Jo Gershman dreamed of illustrating picture books and of having a pony. Years later, she feels incredibly fortunate that both dreams have come true. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, two cats, and a lovely Morgan mare. You can see more of her work at www.jogershman.com.
Author: Bob Strauss
Bob Strauss has written numerous books and articles about science, nature, and popular culture. He lives in North Carolina with his wife and children.
“Painterly, fanciful art captures the richness of feathers, fur, and scales, as well as the comedic chaos of an ever-more-crowded house. Gershman and Strauss end with a rousing Hanukkah countdown . . .”—Publishers Weekly
“The fantastical art is striking. A pleasant addition for libraries in search of unusual Hanukkah stories.”―School Library Journal
“A madcap Hanukkah celebration for a skillful reader.”―Kirkus Reviews
“An upbeat addition to the growing selection of Hanukkah stories, this will be a useful choice for story times and reading at home.”―Association of Jewish Libraries
“A lovable rhyming tale of different wild animals invading a home each night of Hanukkah. A rollicking read-aloud and a treat for the eyes.”—Sydney Taylor Shmooze
“Through beautiful language and illustrations, this book introduces lively characters whose faces express humor and cheer…They also celebrate by reading a book―just like us, when we pore over these fun pages.”―Jewish Book Council
“The animals come to life in this beautifully illustrated Hanukkah book.”―We Are Teachers
“This gorgeously illustrated picture book for animal lovers feels like it could become a Hanukkah classic. A funny and delightful Hanukkah read.”―Book Riot