• “Pattern and bright color abound in Cote’s lighthearted, cartoonlike pictures, which channel the glow of the menorah on the table right onto the happy faces of the characters as they sit down to eat Rachel’s latkes. A recipe, at the front of the book, completes this lively package, suggested for children who are already familiar with this holiday.” —Booklist

  • “The energetic, cheerful illustrations and the simple and satisfying story make this a good book for holiday sharing.” —School Library Journal

  • “Mixed-media folksy paintings of wintry scenes often with blue-toned backdrops illustrate the humorous and often predictable predicaments Rachel creates. Kids will be shaking their heads in wild amusement happy that Rachel’s efforts do bring home the ‘feel of Hanukkah.’” —Kirkus Reviews

  • “Cote’s colorfully patterned illustrations ably show Rachel’s frazzled parents and their messy though cozy home, contrasted with Mrs. Greenberg’s sparklingly clean house. A latke recipe is included in this pleasant, secular Hanukkah story.” —The Horn Book