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Celebrate Hanukkah with the Llama family in this joyful, rhyming picture book
Follow along with the Llama family’s Hanukkah traditions as they light their menorah, spin the dreidel, fry latkes, and more. Laura Gehl’s lively rhyming text and Lydia Nichols’s vibrant illustrations make for a festive read. The book also features kid-friendly back matter, with expanded information on the holiday’s history and traditions.
About the Author
Laura Gehl is the author of Happy Llamakkah!, Odd Beasts, and Odd Birds, among many other books for children. She is a member of Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and the Children’s Book Guild of Washington, DC, and is a frequent presenter at synagogues and Jewish day schools, in addition to secular events. She lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland, with her family. Lydia Nichols is a redheaded illustrator and anthropomorphizer. She feels very lucky to illustrate all sorts of things, including picture books such as I Thought I Saw a Lion!, My Shape Is Sam, and Space Matters. She lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with two cats and one human.
"The book’s funny premise—llama plus Hanukkah equal Llamakkah— pays off with an entertaining story of a llama family celebrating the Festival of Lights."
— Horn Book Magazine
"A family of llamas observe Llamakkah in this brightly colored picture book that reminds readers about the coziness and joy of that Jewish holiday."
— School Library Journal