That evening, Sasha and Christopher join Beni and his family in the lighting of the menorah, playing games with the driedel, and listening to the story of Chanukah. Once the night is over, Beni declares that it was the best Chanukah ever! At the end of the story there is a recipe included for Mama's Latkes, which was a nice surprise!
Stories that combine different traditions and beliefs are always my favorite. Beni was able to help his friends decorate their Christmas tree, but was also able to teach them about Chanukah. This is a great book for younger children that get bored with too many words and not enough pictures. The illustrations are beautifully done, and though the story is short, it's message is easily relayed.