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
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Holidays with a Tail

SKU 978-1-61599-615-5
$15.95
A Tale of Winter Celebrations
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Young Alex is beyond excited on Christmas Eve. He knows that Christmas celebrates the birthday of Jesus Christ, and he cannot wait for tomorrow to come - he wants a puppy of his own to play with and love. On Christmas Day, he opens a large box with, yes, a puppy inside. Alex names him Zipper! However, when grandparents come bearing gifts, Zipper bounds out of the open door. Mother and Alex then begin a neighborhood adventure as they search for a runaway dog and meet neighbors with different winter holiday celebrations and traditions: the Hindu Diwali, the Jewish Hanukkah, the Latinx Las Posadas and the African-American Kwanzaa. Alex then returns home for a Christmas feast, happy with his new canine companion and the knowledge that his neighborhood is filled with amazing people who are more alike than different.

"Kelly Darmofal takes her readers on an unexpected Christmas journey that leads her readers to discover the beauty of our diverse winter holidays! Holidays with a Tail: A Tale of Winter Celebrations is a book to read aloud to all!" -- Debbie McIntyre, Principal of Jefferson Elementary School

"With warmth and cheer, Darmofal captures Christmas Day in Holidays with a Tail. A day of adventure for a boy becomes a day of learning and connecting with others for a deeper understanding of cultures and traditions that differ from his own. A great holiday read!" -- Emily M. Cagle, Media Specialist at Meadowlark Elementary School

"With vibrant illustrations and easy-to-understand language, the author introduces us to five holiday celebrations enjoyed by families of different cultures. This book is non-judgmental and depicts appreciation for the differences among us. While it is intended for children, parents might also learn something new. Holidays with a Tail is a valuable resource if we plan to raise our children with an acceptance of diversity." -- Dr. Laurie Zelinger, Child Psychologist, Author of Please Explain Vaccines to Me Because I HATE SHOTS!

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