Latkes and goody things all over town,
It’s Honeyky Hanukah time.
In Woody Guthrie’s rowdy, funny celebration of a Hanukah night, a young boy and his dog move merrily from house to house, gathering up family and friends for a big feast at Bubbe’s. Sing along with the accompanying CD, featuring Guthrie’s song recorded by The Klezmatics.
Woody Guthrie (1912-1967) was a legendary American folk singer-songwriter. His songs told the stories of the American people: their land, their labors, their trials and their joys. While many of his songs were born of his experience in the Dust Bowl during the Great Depression, "Honeyky Hanukkah" was part of a little-known series of songs he wrote celebrating Jewish culture, inspired by his mother in law, Aliza Greenblatt, a well-known Yiddish poet who lived across the street from him during his years in Coney Island, New York.
Dave Horowitz is the illustrator of numerous picture books, including Five Little Gefiltes, a Sydney Taylor Notable Book for Young Readers in 2008 and selection of the PJ Library.