A family gathers joyfully to celebrate Hanukkah by lighting the menorah, enjoying tasty latkes and other holiday dishes, dancing the hora, and spinning dreidels. Based on a popular Yiddish folksong (music included), the text and illustrations portray the warmth, beauty, and historical significance of the Jewish holiday. An Author's Note about the song's origins is included.
Ages 3 8-The popular song forms the text that the Ivanovs (The Tall Book of Nursery Tales) illustrate with full-bleed spreads, with lots of traditional blue, the shining candlelight of the hanukkiah, and a white Samoyed (the Ivanovs have one) wearing a blue bow tie and doing something scene stealing in almost every picture (dancing the hora, stealing latkes).
Sheet music and a note about the song are included.