Kids BookBuzz reviews Holidays With a Tail: A Tale of Winter Celebrations

Holidays with a Tail: A Tale of Winter Celebrations is the story of a boy named Alex, who wakes up on Christmas Day and gets a puppy named Zipper! When his grandparents come into the house, the dog runs out, and Alex and his mom chase after him down the road. Alex sees a house and a man notices them and tells them that he and his family are celebrating Hanukkah and what all happens during this holiday. Alex and his mom keep walking and they find another family who are celebrating Las Posadas and they are from Guatemala. Then they find another family who are celebrating Kwanzaa and learn about that holiday. Alex finally finds Zipper and they make it home.

I learned a lot from this book; my mom also said that she didn’t know everything about the different holidays, either. I was confused at the end of the book though when during the middle part, Alex’s mom said that they celebrated Christmas and Jesus as their savior, but then at the very end Alex said that his dog was the best Christmas gift of all. That doesn’t make sense. This is a good story to read at Christmastime or anytime.

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Author Kelly Bouldin Darmofal
Star Count 4/5
Format Trade
Page Count 34 pages
Publisher Loving Healing Press
Publish Date 01-Nov-2021
ISBN 9781615996155
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Issue February 2022
Category Children’s

Dropping the Eyelids

SKU 978-1-61599-631-5
Non-Fiction for the Soul
In stock
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In this latest collection of nonfiction stories and essays, Ernest Dempsey takes readers to the darker corners of human consciousness that make the boundary of our collective vulnerabilities. In these pages, readers will walk through episodes of heartbreak and grief, memories of childhood peace oblivious to the violence lurking in future, and daggers of disillusionment slashing the great expectations out of a naïve heart.

While themes of these stories and essays are varied, due to multiple accounts weaved around real-life deaths, Dropping the Eyelids can be called Dempsey's unofficial sequel to his short fiction book The Blue Fairy and Other Tales of Transcendence (Loving Healing Press, 2009). However, the narration and mode of the entries in this collection are more critical, self-conscious, and poignant than reassuring and veiled.

Dropping the Eyelids is a book of nonfiction for the soul, and at the same time it marks a campsite for the author, who ventures into the creative wilderness-unarmed but undeterred.

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