The Miracle Mitzvah Moose
Dawn Wynne, author
A young girl named Abbey feels sad and lonely after moving to a new home. On the first night of Hanukkah, she spots a moose outside her window which seems intrigued with the lonesome child. When an antler of the moose's rack becomes illuminated by the light of the moon, Abbey feels a connection and she looks for the animal nightly. As the moose appears and the meaning of Hanukkah is understood, Abbey believes in the possibility of her new life. She begins a journey to help others. When she gives, she receives in return and understands that transitions give opportunity for new and rewarding experiences. Children of all faiths and religions will connect with Abbey and her stuffed animal Moosey. Parents will love the value it places on doing good deeds, especially during the holidays. Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza, the message is universal: true joy comes from giving.