A Rugrats Chanukah

Rebecca Gyllenhaal

Book - 2021

"On the eighth night of Chanukah, Grandma Minka reads aloud a story about the meaning of the holiday to Tommy, Chuckie, Lil, Phil, and Angelica. The babies imagine themselves as the characters in the story, but then Grandma stops reading to make latkes, and the ending is left unknown. Soon they're all off to the synagogue, where Grandpa Boris is acting in the Chanukah play. The kids, misunderstanding the phrase "the meaning of Chanukah," believe that an actor in the play is the "meany of Chanukah" and storm the stage to save Grandpa. How will the Rugrats get out of trouble this time? And will they ever learn the true meaning of Chanukah?" --

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Children's Room j394.267/Rugrats Due Dec 21, 2023
Hanukkah fiction
Picture books
Philadelphia : Quirk Books 2021.
Corporate Authors
Nickelodeon (Firm), Viacom International
Main Author
Rebecca Gyllenhaal (adapter)
Corporate Authors
Nickelodeon (Firm) (-), Viacom International (distributor)
Other Authors
Kim Smith, 1986- (illustrator), Arlene Klasky (creator), Gabor Csupo (screenwriter), Paul Germain, 1959-, J. David Stem, David Nathan Weiss
Physical Description
46 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents unavailable.
Review by School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2--Babies Tommy, Phil, Lil, and Chuckie are bewildered: Tommy's mom is making pancakes at night, Grandma Minka is reading to the babies all about the "Maccababies," Grandpa Boris is giving out chocolate money, the candles are burning, and Tommy is getting gifts. Is it Tommy's birthday? No, it's Chanukah! This is a picture book adaptation of the series' laugh-out-loud holiday special. When the kids overhear that Grandpa is going to be in a play all about the "meaning of Chanukah," they interpret it as the "meany of Chanukah." The babies hope to put this meany down for a nap! In a classic Rugrats style, this Chanukah book is filled with punny humor and lots of comedic misunderstandings. Interspersed throughout is a retelling of the story of Chanukah with Tommy as Judah the Maccabee and Angelica as the king of the ancient Greeks who persecuted the Jewish people. Illustrations create a Chanukah ambiance, with images of dreidels, menorahs, Stars of David, and a banner that reads "Festival of Lights." VERDICT A fun Chanukah addition to a library collection, especially where books based on television shows are well-circulated.--Danielle Winter, Brooklyn P.L., NY

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