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Shmelf the Hanukkah Elf

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By Greg Wolfe

Illustrated by Howard McWilliam

I found this at the library. I was curious about Hanukkah, so I borrowed it. It is fun book to read. And it is funny there is an elf who celebrates Hanukkah and he works with Santa. His sleigh is pulled by a Jewish reindeer named Asher. I am not sure that makes sense though as Hanukkah doesn’t always fall at same time as Christmas. They are two separate holidays, so I don’t think they share Santa.

The book does a good job of explaining Hanukkah. Eight days of gifts sounds nice. The oil lasting eight days sounds like a story I would like to learn more about. I am borrowing some more books on Hanukkah from a Jewish family near me so I can learn more. This was a good starter.

I recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn more about Hanukkah. I even shared this book with my class. I think this good book for kids to read to learn about a different way to celebrate.

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