Hanukkah Bear                      
written by Eric Kimmel
published by Holiday House

Winner of the National Jewish Book Award for Illustrated Children's Book

A Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book

"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, Starred Review

"The now-classic tale's humor still fosters eye-rolling laughter, with Wohnoutka's illustrations as rib-tickling complement."
—Kirkus Reviews

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Book Description
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.

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