18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on November 17, 1999
The book tells the story clearly and concisely; the illustrations (new this year) are colorful and eye-catching, but what sets the book apart are the discussion themes for each of the eight nights -- suggestions for families to chat about while the candles are burning (what it means to be free, gifts and giving, what makes a hero, and more. There's also music and recipes to round out the holiday celebration.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on November 25, 2011
Of all the books I read and purchased in my quest to find one just right, this one does the trick! I am an avid History buff, so correct history is very important to me. This book tells the truth of history, but in a less disturbing way for younger children. I have used it 2ce in teaching opportunities about Hanukkah and will continue to use it in the future! Excellently written and will keep the attention of younger listeners. Good length too, not too long.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 4, 2012
I converted to Judasim 67 years ago and this book, that I got for my great grand children explains the celebration of Hanukkah better than I have ever heard or seen. Thank you for such a lovely, well written, beautifuly pictured book for all of us and our children and grands. I had it sent to me so I could read it and look at it before sending it on and I am so reluctant to send it to Jack and Mimsy - but of course I will. Thank you again.
on January 29, 2015
This is a good book. The pictures are interesting & the story easy to follow. It also has information on candle-lighting & the blessings, suggestions for things to do each night, how to play dreidel, recipes, & songs.