When Sam's classmates take turns talking about which holiday they celebrate, Sam becomes very nervous. Some people celebrate Christmas and some people celebrate Hanukkah. But Sam celebrates both!Written by a clinical psychologist, MY TWO HOLIDAYS: A HANUKKAH AND CHRISTMAS STORY offers comforting explanations that shine a light on how special it can be to celebrate two trWhen Sam's classmates take turns talking about which holiday they celebrate, Sam becomes very nervous. Some people celebrate Christmas and some people celebrate Hanukkah. But Sam celebrates both!Written by a clinical psychologist, MY TWO HOLIDAYS: A HANUKKAH AND CHRISTMAS STORY offers comforting explanations that shine a light on how special it can be to celebrate two treasured holidays instead of one! ...
|Title||:||My Two Holidays: A Hanukkah and Christmas Story|
|Number of Pages||:||32 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
My Two Holidays: A Hanukkah and Christmas Story Reviews
This is a really good story book for children but especially for children who celebrate more than one holiday during December. The little boy in the story celebrates Christmas and Hanukkah and at home he thinks that's really neat he gets excited for December and asks if it's Christmas and or Hanukkah. He asks his Mom why they celebrate both and she explains that his Dad is Christian and they have the Christmas tree and Santa (She does omit Jesus birth which I didn't understand why but maybe the author had a good reason for deleting that...but a true Christian doesn't delete out Christ from his birthday. Thus probably was the reason I couldn't give this a 5 star rating. Not that she deleted Christ out period...but that she did in the description of Christmas to her son after saying his dad was a Christian.)And then she goes on and says that she is Jewish and explains that's why they light the Menorah, play dreidel and eat latkes. I don't know personally anything about Hanukkah but since the author left out the main reason for Christmas I'm sure she may have left out the main stuff there? This would have been a perfect opportunity for the author to teach those of us that didn't know about these holidays could have been taught...even on a child's level. But the little boy going to school was embarrassed because his friends all celebrate just one holiday whether it's one of these two or Kwanza. But he just didn't know why he did two but the next day at school he was proud once again of who he was and all the holidays came together and celebrated family.
Read with PreK and Kindergarten. I'm not sure how much they got out of it, but it is good conversation surrounding holidays.
This is a great book about a boy that celebrates both holidays at home and learns about those and other holidays at school. He gets embarassed and thinks he is different because of it. This is a great book to read to kids in December for a holiday around the world unit.
A story about a boy who celebrates two holidays and is for some reason, ashamed by it (even though it would mean double presents). I would recommend this to someone who does celebrate both and maybe doesn't realise yet that most people celebrate just one.
I appreciated the combination of holidays in this story. I personally did not like that the boy was embarrassed about celebrating both and would have liked that aspect done differently. I edited as I read that part.
Great book for interfaith families! I've been looking for a good book about celebrating both holidays, and this one is perfect for my family! My kids love the story and the illustrations are beautiful.
I've read this one over and over to my little boy who (along with the rest of our family) celebrates two holidays each year. It's fantastic, the story is engaging and the pictures are pretty.