Book of the Week: Maccabee! The Story of Hanukkah

This little family has instituted a new activity as part of our weekly routine: on Tuesday evenings before dinner, the 3 of us take a walk at dusk to the Los Angeles Fairfax Branch Public Library to take out 2 books for the week. We started the first week we moved here. Well, to be quite honest, Manasseh started the tradition. As I was cooking dinner one Tuesday, he said he is taking Freida out for a walk (mind you, she was in flour-covered leggings and fuzzy bear houseslippers) – and came home 45 minutes lady with a bright faced little girl carrying her very own library card! Her excitement over the whole event (application form, her name – in bold, black letters – on the card, and the 2 new books she excitedly shared at the dinner table) was insanely adorable! Since then we’ve been taking these lovely walks each Tuesday once dinner is in the oven, and it’s quickly become one of my favorite times of the week.

This week we’ve been reading a charmingly illustrated Chanukah title: Maccabee! The Story of Hanukkah.

I thought the author and illustrator did a lovely job at conveying the actual message of the Chanukah miracle in it’s time.

It’s humorous and heartwarming, and definitely depicts the images I would have liked to relate to Freida…

I won’t lie, her favorite parts are the quirky illustrations :)

Check it out if you’re looking for a new Chanukah book – we’ve really been enjoying it!!

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