Good News and Bad News

Hey, it’s Yitzy. From the Five Star Detectives.

You’ve probably heard those good news-bad news jokes. Well, I DON’T have one for you. And, if you’ve read the books about me and my brothers and sisters, you know it’s not like me to NOT have a joke. But this is serious stuff I’m talking about here.

The good news is that Chanukah is right around the corner, starting in 3 days! The bad news is that you only have 3 days to buy presents for your family before the holiday starts. But there’s MORE GOOD NEWS. Chanukah lasts 8 days.

So you’ve got 8 MORE DAYS to buy presents!

One of the best things to give somebody is a book. And if they’re a slow reader, like my brother Nosson, it’ll take them 8 more days to finish it! And then they can read it to their kid sisters, like Nosson could do with Miri, who’s only 4.

My brothers and sisters all like books. Shimmy – he’s 10 – likes mysteries that give him ideas about how we can solve our next mystery. Adina, who’s 9, likes mysteries, too. And she likes books about girls who are friends with each other. Yuck! Miri likes books with lots of pictures. Even Ima and Abba like books. Stuff they can read on Shabbas. (That’s kind of the only time we give them a break and let them read.)

Be sure and check out the Chanukah books here for some good ideas.

Happy Chanukah to everyone!