Biscuit’s Hanukkah

Biscuit’s little girl opens a toy chest and proclaims “It’s time to celebrate Hanukkah!” While he frolics in the wrapping paper and ribbon, he follows his girl to her craft room, where she announces they’ll be creating a Hanukkah menorah using clay, glue, and lots of paint (some of which ends up on Biscuit’s nose). She tells him about the eight nights of Hanukkah and the importance of the different candles, then asks him to count them with her.

As she wraps the menorah and Biscuit plays with the ribbon, she tells him about how her family and friends celebrate Hanukkah: they share stories, food, songs, games, and the joy of each other’s presence. Just at that moment, Biscuit’s friend Sam shows up with his boy and girl, and together they all light the menorah and wish everyone a happy Hanukkah!

This story for ages 4 – 8 is written by Alyssa Satin Capucilli and illustrated by Pat Schories, who communicates the basics of Hanukkah with her interpretive illustrations, which are the perfect accompaniment for Capucilli’s explanatory text.

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