In order to commemorate Hanukkah we're going to post a review of Hanukkah books for every night of the holiday!
Night #1: Beni's First Chanukah by Jane Breskin Zalben
It’s Beni’s first memorable Chanukah and his entire bear family is busy preparing Latkes and pancakes while snow falls outside their warm and festive home. Once the baking is done the family decorates a tree with berries and twigs and later the lighting of candles is done amongst a prayer. The story closes with gifts of chocolate gold coins and gift giving while Grandpa tells the story of the magical eight nights of Chanukah. To Beni “This was my best Chanukah ever.” This a great Chanukah book for early readers because of its simplicity and its depiction of a very enchanting first evening of Chanukah.