[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.