*Warning: I am breaking the rules a little since this is not wordless but tonight is the first night of Hanukkah so I feel it is okay:)
HAPPY HANUKKAH! In my family, we celebrate both Hanukkah and Christmas. It is very rare that they fall on the same week but this year they do. So tonight Hayley is going to be opening her first of 8 presents, and then on Christmas she not only gets to open her Christmas presents but it also day 6 of Hanukkah.
To start off the holidays, I decided to give them two excellent books:
Each one was given to us and I felt my readers should know about these books!
1. The Story of Hanukkah Howie :This book is truly fantastic. It presents the story of Howie and how his hair started resembling a menorah. Each spike on his hair looks exactly like a candle on the menorah. Imagine having a bad hair day everyday – well, Howie has to deal with this year after year at Hanukkah time.
His mother tried to tame the spikes but each day during Hanukkah, a new spike of hair appears. At day 8, there are nine spikes in all- 4 on the right, 4 on the left, and 1 in the center. This is what you would find a menorah as well. When Hanukkah ends, each spike disappears.
If you celebrate Hanukkah or know someone who does, this is a must get book for the kids! Be sure to check out The Story of Hanukkah Howie written by Jan Dalrymple and illustrated by Bob Dalrymple at: Amazon or own this site, http://hanukkahhowie.com/. It is really a beautiful book with over 40 pages of colorful illustrations.
2. The Berenstain Bears Get Ready For Christmas: The Berenstain bears do it again with the new release of their Christmas story: The Bersenstain Bears Get Ready For Christmas. In our family, we are big Berenstain Bears fans so I was so excited when I received this copy. This is an adorable Lift-the-Flap Book that leaves kids dreaming about Christmas. Even though Hayley is 3, she adores Lift-the-Flap books as much as a 2 year old loves them! I imagine she will be loving these books for a long time.
In this book, the family finds adventures and fun as the bears attempt to assemble the family nativity scene. The Story of the Nativity begins as Brother, Sister, and Honey Bear search the Bear family tree house to find their manger scene, a family “bearloom”.
The bears pop open each of the boxes to find the Nativity scene but only find certain figurines. They then have to begin a full on hunt to find all the missing pieces of the Nativity Scene, only to be found in the most unlikely places.
This is really such cute book. I love reading it to Hayley and Zane every night. Be sure to check out more of the book for purchase here: Amazon.
*We received both of these books for reviewing purposes.