Monday, November 25, 2013

The Eighth Menorah by Lauren L. Wohl illustrator Laura Hughes

Hanukkah is just a few days away.  Not only is it early this year but it coincides with Thanksgiving.  Today's book, while not about the duel holiday,  is a wonderful book about family and sharing.

The Eighth Menorah by Lauren L. Wohl  and illustrated by Laura Hughes is the sweet story of a little boy who is making a Menorah in Sunday School.  He wants to give it to his family but is worried that they already have too many.  He ends up doing a beautiful thing by giving it his Grandmother for her new home.  Not only does he share it with her but with her new community.  I love the this little boy, he is so sweet I wished I could hug him myself.  The illustrations are wonderful and match the text perfectly.  This is a great book to read to children as it shows them how to share and how giving can be better than receiving.  In old adage but one that really bears repeating.   A must have new Hanukkah book for children to treasure.  

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