Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Children's Book Review: Eight Wild Nights: A Family Hanukkah Tale

Eight Wild Nights: A Family Hanukkah Tale

Eight Wild Nights:  A Family Hanukkah Tale
Written by:  Brian P. Cleary
Illustrated by:  David Udovic
Published by:  Kar-Ben Publishing, 2006

From the book jacket:
When veteran poet and humorist Brian Cleary turns his clever pen to Hanukkah, chaos erupts.  As the extended family gathers to celebrate, dreidel players turn to poker, latkes are served with ice cream, and Grandpa regales the crowd with the story of a "different" eight-day miracle.  A hilarious tongue-twisting holiday gift for all ages.

* This "humorous" book is told in rhyme.  The humor is aimed towards an older audience, than my 3 and 5 year old, but possibly not towards adults.  (Or at least I didn't find it very humorous!).  Ultimately, it shows that even if family can be loud and sometimes annoying, they help make the holiday special.

Family Rating: so-so.

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