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.
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