Gracie’s Night, A Hanukkah Story is the lovely story of little Gracie. Gracie, though young, knows the true meaning of giving.
With Hanukkah fast-approaching, Gracie and her father are lean on money, but not on love. Gracie finds a job so that she can spoil her much-deserving father for the holidays. But Gracie makes a last minute decision that changes everything…and not just for her.
I LOVE books that are written in rhyme, especially when it flows so naturally, without being forced or having to twist the sequence of words. And this does just that, perfectly.
The illustrations immediately reminded me of Madeline ("In an old house in Paris that was covered in vines, lived twelve little girls in two straight lines ..." :)) or Virginia from the Macy’s Believe campaign (apropos since Macy’s plays a part in Gracie’s story!). I absolutely love the illustrations and think they perfectly depict Gracie’s story.
There are references to Hanukkah in the story, but this book carries a life lesson that could work for any holiday, or any day of the year.
I can't express how much I love this story, and think it's an instant classic. Want to share it with your family? We're giving a copy away!
BONUS: find activities and coloring pages on the site
Grab your copy and meet the author at an upcoming event!