It's the first night of Hanukkah, and the mouse family secretly looks on as Mr. Silman lights the first Hanukkah candle. Then they watch Rachel Silman open a gift from her family, a beautiful dollhouse with a wraparound porch and tiny lace curtains. "Just the right size for us," whispers Mindy Mouse.
While the Silmans are asleep each night, the mouse family explores the dollhouse. On each night of the holiday, they enjoy the small pieces of furniture and dishes of food that magically appear. Finally, on the eighth night of Hanukkah, a small miracle occurs!
"Shapiro’s brightly colored, gouache illustrations feature bold, solid-color backgrounds, uncluttered compositions, and plenty of dollhouse details. Kroll’s simple story omits the history and religious significance of the holiday, focusing instead on the cultural details—candles, latkes, gifts, and Hanukkah gelt—that most impress very young children. A good choice for story hours or family sharing during the holiday." -- Kay Weisman, Booklist
|Recommended Age||4 - 8|
|Publication Date||Oct 2, 2012|