Once a year, on the eve of a certain major holiday, a well-fed man of good cheer delivers toys to children everywhere. OK, maybe it’s not exactly a major holiday. And yes, if you want to be nit-picky about it, they’re not toys, they’re tchotchkes. And perhaps it’s not so much children everywhere, as much as it’s all of the Jewish children that he can reasonably visit in one night. Who is this mensch, who, by the way, is a little verklempt that you are always discussing how he is-or-isn’t just like Santa Claus? Why, it’s Uncle Reuben, and he’s a Hanukkah legend.
Kids and grown-ups alike will be captivated by the humorous side-by-side contrast of the man in red with the mensch in blue replete with “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” rhyme scheme. Vibrant and detailed cartoon illustrations deftly usher the reader through Uncle Reuben’s routine as he aims to bring joy to children on Hanukkah. How does Reuben stack up against St. Nick? You’ll have to read it to find out!
Hanukkah With Uncle Reuben makes a perfect “Hanukkah hump day” gift. Your copy can be on its way to you in minutes by clicking on the amazon icon below! Other format and ordering options on the Buy the Book page.
Here’s a clip of Uncle Reuben mentioned on the 2016 KidLit TV Holiday Children’s Book Special!