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Hanukkah Bear

Written by Eric A. Kimmel & illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka
Published by Holiday House
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Sep 1, 2013
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What's Hanukkah Bear About

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A bear wakes to a wonderful smell 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, a shorter text, and new illustrations.

What Kind of Book is Hanukkah Bear

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B is for Bookworm
Book-loving mommy-to-be! Recently enjoyed The Hobbit, Becoming, and The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel.
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5.5 / 7.0

This funny book about a bear passing off for the rabbi and eating all of the Latkes will have the little ones giggling and ready for Hanukkah! There’s even a Latkes recipe at the end of the book. :)

The Book Snob Mom
Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
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4.75 / 7.0

I LOVED the illustrations in this one. The story about a bear who (unwittingly) impersonate a rabbi is silly and fun, and gives you a taste for some Hanukkah traditions. I was definitely hungry for latkes after reading this one!

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Who Wrote Hanukkah Bear

Who Illustrated Hanukkah Bear

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Mike Wohnoutka

Ever since Mike can remember he knew he wanted to be an artist. His dad, who was an engineer at the Hiway Department, would bring home reams of paper that had hiway plans on one side and were blank on the other. He would be so excited to have all that paper to draw on and would fill each sheet with race cars, snowmobiles, baseball players, super heroes - everything he was interested in. In high school his art teacher, Mr. Chase, encouraged Mike to pursue art as a career. This, along with a scholarship, led him to the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia. Since graduating with a B.F.A. in Illustration, Mike has illustrated over 20 books for children. He has worked with various clients including Random House, Dutton Children’s Books, Clarion Books, Holiday House, Scholastic Books, Bloomsbury Publishing, Walker & Co., Hyperion Books, Sterling Books, Cricket Magazine Group, General Mills, 3M, and Peaceable Kingdom Press.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780823428557
Publication Date:
September 1, 2013
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2012039288
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0823428559
Lexile® Level:
AD520L
Scholastic Level:
K
ATOS® Book Level:
3.1
Accelerated Reader® Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
161602
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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