­Carolrhoda. (Dino-Holidays). Sept. 2023. 32p. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9781728419213.
PreS-K–The dinosaurs are back, this time to celebrate Hanukkah! A variety of dinosaur species celebrate different aspects of the holiday through brief rhyming text. From making latkes, to lighting the menorah, to opening presents, to telling the story, to playing dreidel, it is all here. The brevity of the text necessitates leaving out the full Hanukkah story, but it is referenced, as is the oil’s lasting eight nights. At times the rhymes strain and the rhythm doesn’t always scan, but for the most part the text is readable. Digital full-bleed artwork is colorful and busy, with personified dinosaurs who wear no clothes but otherwise act like humans. The dinos are all brightly colored and a wide selection of species are included, making it likely that little ones will find their favorites.
VERDICT While not outstanding, this will please fans of Wheeler’s other dinosaur books. Libraries will likely want to make space on their shelves for this additional offering.

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