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on 13 January 2013
I love Lemony Snicket. Always funny and this book combines different elements of the festive season which is super if like me you have children in the family who's parents are both Jewish & Christian!
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VINE VOICEon 18 December 2007
[To the tune of "There's a Kind of Hush (All Over the World)" as recorded by Herman's Hermits and The Carpenters.]

There's a kind of hash, in Lemony's world, that's right
In Lemony's world, you can hear the sound of a latke with lungs
If you know what I mean
Just potato mush, with onions and egg, and fried
There's no better way, than the Hanukah way, with the latke that cried

So read it very carefully
Closely now and you will see what I mean
The latke that screamed
Between the silly bits you'll see
That there's a lot of history
On the Jews, and Hanukah's meaning

Yes there's a kind of hash, in Lemony's world, all right
In Lemony's world, you can learn a lot, from Hanukah lore

Seriously now, this deceptively simple little book effectively illustrates the difference between Hanukah and Christmas for those of us who weren't too sure before (and were afraid to ask).

Through funny exchanges with other objects and some delightful illustrations by Lisa Brown, "Snicket" brings out the significance of Hanukah by comparing the traditions of Christmas with the miraculous defeat of Antiochus IV at the hands of the Maccabees, the subsequent re-dedication of the temple, and the oil that burned for eight days.

The book ends in true dramatic Snicket fashion, with a kind of hush.

Educational, yet entertaining, this is a good, albeit brief, book for everyone.

Amanda Richards
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on 24 August 2013
The parcel arrived much earlier than the scheduled day, in perfect conditions.
The item is perfect, detailed as in the description!
Mr. Snicket writes always funny stories!
I would recommend it!
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on 8 February 2013
a good book a bit slim for the money.
lemony snicket has a lot beter book out.then this one.but the kids like it.
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on 27 December 2014
Arrived safely, bought as present
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