A bear wakes to wonderful smells 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.
THE REVIEWS ARE IN
★"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
"A well-used trope of misidentification allows a village elder to innocently open her home to a possible predator with humorous, even endearing results . . fosters eye-rolling laughter."—Kirkus Reviews
Winner of the 2013 National Jewish Children's Book Award in the category of Illustrated Children's Book Louis Posner Memorial Award.