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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
And I'm not even Jewish.
on December 22, 2012
I ordered this book for my five year old daughter who is in kindergarten. She learned about Hanukah at school and had many more questions that I did not have the adult answers to, never mind the kid version of the answer to. I looked for kids' books on Hanukah and to be honest, I choose this one because it had the most awesome cover. Now, I consider myself a student of history, and have a degree to collaborate that. I also am a "not ignorant" person of the bible, or at least I thought that of myself, but the more I learn about the bible and Jews and Christians, I am coming to find out, I am very ignorant. This book is great. It tells the story of Maccabee, it does it with some rhyming as my daughter pointed about on about page three. It tells a great story. Similar the person who gave this book 3 stars, I also have some questions. But more importantly my daughter had one major question. When we got to the first page that had a menorah on it, she quickly pointed out they must have drawn it wrong. Daddy, it is supposed to have 9, it only has 7! Then a few pages later, in modern times, there is one with 9, so all is at least well. I have to find out, figure out why it went from 7 to 9. What I really love about this book is it underlying story about people fighting for what is right, or what they believe is right. Over all, wonderful book. If you are Jewish, this will be a great for your kids because you will be able to add in more info. If you are not Jewish, do a little homework first, because kids are going to ask questions.