Happy Llamakkah!: A Hanukkah Story (Board book)
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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 a former science teacher who still loves getting kids excited about science and nature . . . now through her books. Ever since reading about a poop-shooting caterpillar many years ago, she has spent time researching and writing about interesting creatures and their behaviors. Gehl is the author of more than two dozen books for young readers, including Odd Beasts, Odd Birds, Who Dug This Hole?, Happy Llamakkah,and Happy Owl-oween. Gehl lives with her husband and four kids in Chevy Chase, Maryland, where a robin once laid eggs on her windowsill. Learn more at lauragehl.com. Loris Lora is a Latinx illustrator and designer from Southern California who is inspired by her Mexican upbringing, mid-century illustration and design, pop culture, and bright colors. Her nuanced observations of people and nature bring sensitive details and a playful style to compositions. She has illustrated multiple books, including May Your Life Be Deliciosa (winner of the Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Award), the Eisner-nominated Eventually Everything Connects, and Who Dug This Hole? Lora lives with her partner in their tiny Spanish home in Riverside, California, where they enjoy watching the neighborhood critters explore their growing cacti garden.
"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