Lucy Latke’s family is just like yours or mine. Except that they’re potato pancakes. And also, they are completely clueless. After lighting the menorah and gobbling the gelt, Grandpa Latke tells everyone the Hanukkah story, complete with mighty Mega Bees who use a giant dreidel to fight against the evil alien potatoes from Planet Chhh. It’s up to the Latke family dog to set the record straight.
I received a copy of this picture book from author Alan Silberberg in exchange for an honest review.
I love the idea of a family of latkes telling readers the story of Hanukkah. This book is a completely fun, and very informational picture book about the reason Hanukkah is celebrated. I love the details that are in this book like the difference between Chanukah and Hanukkah. I also loved the amusing way that Grandpa tells the story of the Maccabee’s. The illustrations show the latkas as a fun family grumpy teenager and all The story of the Macca-bees is a humorous twist that will make readers laugh out loud. The back of the book has a very helpful glossary that allows readers to understand the different aspects of Hunakkah. A perfect addition to any holiday unit.
Ages 5 and up