Hershel takes on Goblins Against Hanukkah


Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins

by Eric Kimmel

Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman

Hershel comes to a new town and is shocked that the citizens aren’t celebrating Hanukkah.  He finds out it is because goblins won’t allow it.  He takes on the challenge of lighting the Menorah every night and the last goblin must light it on the final night. 

Interesting to watch the ways that Hershel gets around the goblins and the pictures are fantastic.

My students (4th, 5th, and 6th) enjoyed this one. The images might be a little frightening for little ones.  I probably wouldn’t make this a bedtime story for many of them.

This was a Caldecott Honor book.

#encouragereading, #kidsread, #kidlit, #raisingreaders


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