Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Have you met Bruce The Hanukkah Moose? - Giveaway!

Chanukah Countdown with Ima on and Off the Bima


Day 4 of the Chanukah Countdown Party continues!

I am a storyteller. It's one of my favorite things to do anytime of year. I'm always looking for new holiday and Shabbat stories to share.

A new book came my way: Bruce Bruce the Hanukkah Moose

While at first I was skeptical, it's a pretty cute book. It's a common technique in children's books in general, but not in typically in Jewish children's books: animals acting like people serving as all the characters in the book. It is such a freeing idea - if you want to see yourself in the story, you can. Unlike so many Jewish children's books in which the characters are "traditionally observant" Jews, these animals are contemporary and pretty "normal" (except that they are furry, of course). The rabbi in the story is, of course, an owl (isn't he cute?). And Bruce is a cute moose who hasn't grown into his antlers yet.

The book is beautifully illustrated, brightly colored and fun to look at. It comes with a CD including an audio version of the story as well as an original song (which wasn't exactly my favorite Chanukah song, but it was enjoyable...click here to hear the song!) My kids love audio books so I know that will be a hit with them.

Plus a portion of the proceeds go to planting trees in Israel.

All of this adds up to a nice addition to the world of Jewish children's literature! This book definitely works for me.

If you'd like to order your own copy of Bruce Bruce the Hanukkah Moose, click over here to purchase.

Or, before you buy, win a copy of Bruce Bruce the Hanukkah Moose! The authors/publishers have so kindly sent me a copy give away here.

To enter, leave a comment on this post!
Earn an extra entry by tweeting about it. Let me know below in the comments.
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Come back all week and next for some great Chanukah posts and giveaways!
Comments closed....the winner is....TechyDad! @techydad Mazel tov!!!


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15 comments:

Robin said...

How cute! My kids would love that :).

Off to go tweet about it now too.

Another meshugannah mommy said...

Looks good - my daughter would love this!

TechyDad said...

Very cool sounding story. I'd love to read it to my boys.

TechyDad said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/TechyDad/statuses/1062824500

TheAngelForever said...

Always looking for new Hanukkah stories to read to my kids. Thanks for the opportunity.

TheAngelForever said...

Tweet, Tweet:

http://twitter.com/TheAngelForever/status/1062851633

valerious said...

This sounds like a great story -- Max and Carly will love it. Especially cool since Max has always been called Max the moose! Ok. off to twitter about this!

Bradley's Mom said...

My grandchildren would just love this! Especially since Papa's name is Bruce!

SusQHB said...
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SusQHB said...

i already wrote the Bruce Bruce the Hanukkah Moose theme song. this book sounds awesome!

Naomi (Urban Mummy) said...

We're always looking for more books to add to our library. This one sounds fun, my boys would love it!

valerie2350 said...

looks like a cute book

valerie2350 said...

tweet tweet
http://twitter.com/valerie2350/status/1063563248

Enna A. said...

Super cute. Love Bruce the Moose!

Tanya said...

Sounds darling!