cover image The Hanukkah Hop!

The Hanukkah Hop!

Erica Silverman, illus. by Steven D’Amico. Simon & Schuster, $12.99 (32p) ISBN 978-1-4424-0604-9

Silverman (Sholom’s Treasure) conjures a “bim-bom bop” of a Hanukkah party at Rachel’s house, complete with a klezmer band (the Mazel-Tones) to juke the joint after the candles are lit, the latkes and sufganiyot are eaten, and the dreidls are spun. Young Rachel is finally the last one dancing, long after the music stops. D’Amico (Ella the Elephant series) uses an urbane retro style for his illustrations, pencil sketches that have been digitally rendered and colored on a computer. Ages 3–6. (Oct.)