A Rugrats Chanukah by Kim Smith

Disclaimer: I received this finished copy from the publisher. Thanks! All opinions are my own.

Book: A Rugrats Chanukah

Author: Kim Smith

Book Series: Standalone

Rating: 5/5

Diversity: Jewish story and characters

Recommended For…: picture book readers, people who want to learn about Chanukah/Hanukkah, Rugrats fans

Publication Date: September 28, 2021

Genre: Picture Book

Recommended Age: 0+

Explanation of CWs: 1 “meanie” of Chanukah and saving Grandpa

Publisher: Quirk Books

Pages: 40

Synopsis: In time for the Rugrats’ 30th anniversary, the beloved Chanukah Special is now a delightful picture book for readers of all ages!

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 children, misunderstanding the phrase “the meaning of Chanukah,” believe that an actor in the play is the “meanie 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?

Review: Awwww this was such a sweet read! It’s absolutely cute and the perfect thing to show your children, even if you don’t celebrate Chanukah (traditional form of Hanukkah). I always loved the Rugrats, they show so many good things that children need to learn, and I love how they were the first tv show to celebrate Chanukah, so a book about Chanukah is perfect for every kid young and old to learn about the holiday and meaning of it.

Verdict: Absolutely wonderful, recommended reading.

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