Queen of the Hanukkah Dosas
Pamela Ehrenberg; illustrated by Anjan Sarkar
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
In this sweet and humorous picture book, Queen of the Hanukkah Dosas, a multi-cultural family (Mom's Indian; Dad's Jewish) celebrate Hanukkah while incorporating traditional Indian food.
Instead of latkes, this family celebrates Hanukkah with tasty Indian dosas. To her brother's chagrin, little Sadie won't stop climbing on everything both at home and at the Indian grocery store, even while preparing the dosas. As the family puts the finishing touches on their holiday preparations, they accidentally get locked out of the house. Sadie and her climbing skills just may be exactly what is needed to save the day.
Praise for Queen of the Hanukkah Dosas
"The illustrations are bright and cheerful with endpapers that are a mouthwatering display of ingredients for Indian food. A delightful culinary adventure celebrates traditional Indian food as part of a Jewish holiday." —Kirkus
"...there’s something comforting about the steady step-by-step trajectory of the text and Sarkar’s stylish cartooning. Readers will also appreciate how the narrator turns a customized version of “I Have a Little Dreidel” (“I have a little dosa...”) into a sister-wrangling tool." —Publishers Weekly
"Sarkar’s vibrant illustrations focus on the entire family—mom, dad, kids,
amma-amma—and work with Ehrenberg’s accessible text to highlight Jewish and
Indian cultures." —The Horn Book Magazine