Esther's Hanukkah DisasterNow that Halloween has passed, it’s time to start getting ready for Thanksgiving. Or Hanukkah. Or as the case is this year, Thanksgivukkah (Hanukkah will not overlap with Thanksgiving for another 70,000 years, no joke). And what better way to celebrate Thanksgivukkah than with a Hanukkah book about giving gifts? Enter the world Esther’s Hanukkah Disaster written by Jane Sutton and illustrated by Andy Rowland. Esther the purple gorilla gets so excited about giving presents to her friends, but she unfortunately picks the all the wrong gifts! Luckily for Esther, Sutton does a splendid job guiding her through this series of hilarious mishaps.

This is a sweet and spectacularly illustrated story about gift giving. It may be set in the jungle during the holiday of Hanukkah, but this story’s lesson applies to any gift giving situation, whether birthday, holiday, or other. With humor and heart, Esther’s Hanukkah Disaster is a perfect holiday gift or read-aloud for any season. Jane Sutton knows the ins and outs of story-telling like few others and brings her cleverly developed wit to the page.

Check out the trailer for Esther’s Hanukkah Disaster:



Borrow. Read. Return. Repeat.