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A heart-warming story of a young boy who celebrates his birthday and Hanukkah together.

Jacob turned six years old on the first day of Hanukkah. His parents wanted this year to be extra special for him, so they gave him a most welcome surprise!

This surprise became Jacob’s best friend and they seem to be quite inseparable. However, the following day, when Jacob was about to blow out the candles on his birthday cake and make a wish, he was astonished to find out that he had lost his surprise. Immediately, everyone was up and about looking for it.

What was Jacob’s surprise that became so dear to him? And will they ever find it in time to make his birthday wish?

Find out in Jacob’s Hanukkah Surprise!

Hanukkah, an eight-day Jewish Festival of Lights, is a wonderful and meaningful holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. Jews celebrate this holiday by placing the Hanukkah Menorah in front of a window for everyone to see. Hanukkah is the most beautiful time at night in Jerusalem when you see in every window the colorful candles alight in the Hanukkah Menorahs. It is truly a magnificent sight!

Hanukkah is also one of the most popular Jewish holidays for kids. They get to take part in all of the traditional customs that are associated with Hanukkah – eating potato latkes and jelly doughnuts, singing the Three Blessings while lighting the candles in the Hanukkah Menorah, playing the Dreidel game, and best of all, receiving the gifts and Hanukkah Gelt.

Featuring Hanukkah song lyrics (Hebrew and transliterations).

Excellent for reading and singing along with your child after lighting the candles every night for the Hanukkah Festival of Lights.

This book also features the love that kids have for their pets, especially dogs, and how a child, his family and friends can bond with a loveable little pet puppy. Friends for life!

A great book for animal lovers.

Ages 4-8

Happy Chanukah!

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    A fun read!

    I have a lot of fun reading this story to my two kids (ages 3 and 5). The story is simple and sweet and there are emotional ups and downs that make it fun to read out loud to my kids. And the illustrations are great - full of expressions in the faces as the story unfolds. Every picture tells the story with surprising emotional content on all the faces. We have read it together several times now and it is a fun read every time. And of course they both love the adorable little puppy!

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    Well done!

    My family finds that there is not enough good Hanukkah material for children. Here is a fresh new story about Hanukkah and kids and it is full of family values. My kids loved the story and now they know the words to the Hanukkah songs. I think we'll make this book a family Hanukkah tradition. Well done!!!


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