Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 4 to 8
- Grade: p to 3
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 kids, misunderstanding the phrase “the meaning of Chanukah,” believe that an actor in the play is the “meany 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?
This storybook is a perfect blend of silly, sweet, and educational and will make a cherished gift for kids, nostalgic millennials, and anyone who’s ever wondered about the true meaning of the holiday.
About the author
Kim Smith lives in Calgary, Alberta. This is her first children's book. When not illustrating for children, Kim illustrates comics. Her illustrations have been featured in advertising as well as in two comic collections, The Anthology Project and The Anthology Project, Volume Two. She graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2008 with a Bachelor of Design specializing in character design.
“A nostalgic must-have for millennial parents who want to introduce their own children to the golden age of Nickelodeon.”—Forbes
“A fun Chanukah addition to a library collection.”—School Library Journal
“Young readers (or adult fans who grew up with Rugrats) will enjoy the journey.”—Under the Radar
“A picture book version [of the Rugrats special] sure to be a hit with the whole family...even if you never saw the special, A Rugrats Chanukah brings the entertainment to you in a 40 -page larger format picture book with illustrations by Kim Smith that make it feel as if you’ve stepped inside the original program and are watching like a fly on the wall.”—Good Reads with Ronna
Other titles by Kim Smith
Whales to the Rescue
How Whales Help Engineer the Planet
A Ticket Around the World (updated edition)
The Ice Chips and the Grizzly Escape
The Ice Chips and the Killer Wave
Ice Chips 1-4 paperback box set
Ice Chips and the Magical Rink; Ice Chips and the Haunted Hurricane; Ice Chips and the Invisible Puck; Ice Chips and the Stolen Puck
Ice Chips and the Invisible Puck, The
Ice Chips Series
Jay Versus the Saxophone of Doom
The Ice Chips and the Haunted Hurricane
Ice Chips Series
Bringing Back the Wolves
How a Predator Restored an Ecosystem
The Ice Chips and the Stolen Cup
Ice Chips Series Book 4