Hanukkah Bear

When a bear arrives at her door, Bubba Branya mistakes him for her rabbi. Together they celebrate!

By Eric A. Kimmel Illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka Read by Laural Merlington Children’s Fiction / Hanukkah / Jewish / Religion & Spirituality English 12m Sell Sheet Also available on
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1 Video DVD October 25, 2016 $38.99 $38.99 9781520045696 Add to Cart
									A bear wakes to wonderful smells that leads him to the house of Bubba Brayna. Bubba Brayna makes the best latkes in the village, but at ninety-seven, she doesn't hear or see well. When the bear arrives at her door, she believes he is her rabbi. Bubba Brayna and the bear light the menorah, play the dreidel game, and eat all the latkes. The mix-up is revealed, Bubba Brayna has a laugh about it, and everyone works together to make more latkes. The Chanukkah Guest by Eric A. Kimmel (Holiday House, 1990, o.p.) now has a new title and a shorter text.

"Kimmel has pared down his The Chanukkah Guest (Holiday House, 1990) to create this new, reillustrated version for younger readers. Though a bit of the rich language is gone from this much-loved story about 97-year-old Bubba Brayna mistaking a latke-seeking bear for her rabbi, the essence and the humor remain...the new acrylic paintings by Wohnoutka have a warm, mirthful quality...Successful on every level, this holiday favorite is sure to be popular with anyone who appreciates a little humor with their holidays." - School Library Journal

"Young listeners will chortle as Bubba mistakes her ursine guest for the rabbi... This updated version of The Chanukkah Guest (1990) features revised text and all-new illustrations by Wohnoutka. His cartoon-style acrylics exude comfort and make effective use of warm browns and golds. Concluding with a recipe for latkes and a note about Hanukkah customs, this makes a good addition to the holiday shelf, especially for libraries needing to replace the earlier edition." - Booklist

"Background accordion music and gentle animation add flavor to Mike Wohnoutka's warm, cartoon-style acrylic illustrations and Eric A. Kimmel's fun text, which concludes with a recipe for latkes and brief information about Hankkah traditions." - Booklist, video review