Hanukkah Upside Down A Picture Book

Hanukkah Upside Down

A Picture Book

  • ISBN: 9781419762963
  • Publication Date: September 19, 2023


Price: $18.99

A Sydney Taylor Honor Book

In this award-winning, delightfully upside-down picture book holiday story, cousins from opposite sides of the globe debate who can celebrate the best Hanukkah. Eight chances to prove it—may the best cousin win!

“You’ll have Hanukkah in summer? Talk about backwards.”
“Your Hanukkah’s in winter? You’re missing out.”

From their homes in New York and New Zealand, cousins Noah and Nora decide to have a competition. Winter versus summer: Who can have the world’s best Hanukkah? But as the eight nights of Hanukkah go on, the contest proves tougher than they imagined. Even as each cousin celebrates the holiday with their own unique traditions, they realize they have more in common than they thought.

A warm, witty holiday story from acclaimed award-winning creators Elissa Brent Weissman and Omer Hoffmann, Hanukkah Upside Down shows that while there are countless ways to celebrate Hanukkah, family is what matters most.


Any library looking for Hanukkah books will want to add this unique international tale to their collection.
—School Library Journal

"This includes gratitude for “great miracles, then and now and all around,” and a faith and traditions that transcend time zones and geography, making the world feel “right side up” no matter where they stand."
—Publishers Weekly

"Digitally assembled pencil, charcoal, and brush and ink illustrations play up the humor competition."
—The Horn Book Magazine

"A reminder that holiday celebrations are fun, no matter when, no matter where."

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