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The Best Hanukkah Ever

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The Knoodle family is about to celebrate Hanukkah. They discuss what the rabbi has told them: "It is hard to give the perfect gift, one that will be treasured forever." What did the rabbi mean? Thinking they’re to give one another a gift they’d really love to have themselves, they pick names from a hat. Bubby Sadie gives Little Yekl a pickle barrel. Mama Pearl gives Papa J ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by Two Lions (first published January 1st 2007)
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    Wendy
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    Kathryn Cunningham
    Nov 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
    When the Knoodle family sets out to give the perfect Hanukkah gifts, something goes terribly awry. The menorah is lovely, the singing is delightful, and the potato pancakes are delicious, but the presents are all wrong. Papa Jack gets a flowery sun hat, big sister Shayna gets a box full of tree frogs, and little brother Yekl gets a pickle barrel. Nobody can figure out what happened, but everyone agrees that Hanukkah is ruined. Their only hope is some last minute advice by their rabbi. See how th ...more
    Angela
    Oct 06, 2008 rated it really liked it
    Genre: Picture Book - Multicultural - Jewish
    Ages: 4-8
    Awards: X

    The story is about a family who, because of the advice of their rabbi, attempts to give the perfect Hanukkah gift. The Knoodle family exchanges names. Little Yekl gets a pickle barrel from Bubby Sadie, Bubby Sadie gets a curling iron from Shayna, Shayna gets frogs from Little Yekl, Papa Jack gets a straw hat from Mama Pearl, and Mama Pearl gets a red guitar from Papa Jack. They are all unhappy with their gifts.
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    GREAT read aloud around the holiday season to show celebrations other than our own. Diversity
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