Holidays are a significant part of one's childhood. Most childhood memories that we carry into our adult life centers around the holidays.
In his book, Holiday Adventures For Kids, Michael J. Larson share happy stories set during nine of children's favorite holidays: Valentine's Day, April Fools Day, Easter, Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year's Eve. These holidays are celebrated throughout the world, marked with all sorts of traditions. Holiday Adventures for Kids ties all of these together, highlighting that no matter how holidays are observed, the essence of what we are celebrating remains the same.
Holiday Adventures For Kids is the perfect book to read to young kids any day of the year. Each story is filled with fun holiday activities and moral lessons. Through fun stories for each holiday and beautiful illustrations, it is a great way to open the conversation to teach kids about different holidays, whether it is celebrated in their household or not. It also explains the importance of tradition and how to make the most out of the ones we have no matter how simple or grand.
Larson's Holiday Adventure For Kids is written for young children as interactive reading material, for pre-teens to enjoy learning by themselves, and for adults who long for the nostalgia of the holidays through the eyes of a child.
Review By Michelle Ellis
The author, Michael J. Larson, is a retired educator of forty-two years. The first thirty-four years of his teaching career were spent teaching high school biology. During the last eight years, he was the coordinator at the Bonanza Education Center where he introduced elementary and high school students to the wonders of nature. Presently he is living with his wife, Kathie, on a small hobby farm where he continues to craft the written word, garden, golf, and entertain grandchildren. The author can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org The illustrator, Janine Ringdahl Schmidt, received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in 1989 from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Her husband is a farmer, and together they are raising their three children, Hannah, Nora, and Nelson. Besides book illustrating, Janine teaches local art classes, organizes mural paintings in her local community, and produces calligraphy art.