The Maccabee on the Mantel by Abra Liberman Garrett
For those who think the Chanukah story has gotten short shrift in the toy department, meet this smiling Maccabee plush doll and book set. Clearly patterned after the popular “Elf on the Shelf” Christmas toy, the makers of this attractive boxed set envision Jewish children falling asleep with their own stuffed Maccabee in their arms. Although it takes some brain readjustment to combine “ancient Judean warrior” with “cute” (and many just won’t want to go there), this book remains in the tradition of many other Chanukah children’s books that explain the historical narrative of the Maccabee revolt in language accessible to a young child.
Source: Children’s books for the Festival of Lights (Jewish Journal)