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A 4th of July Story



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Kaboom! by Liz Bockelman
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KaBOOM's firework friends ban him from the show because he is too noisy and scares the crowd. However, the audience complains at the end of the show, "What's the Fourth of July without lots of noise?" Fortunately, KaBoom comes to the rescue. It's the LOUDEST 4th ever! KaBOOM conveys teachable moments and gives the young reader a bit of historical background on why we celebrate the 4th of July. The book includes a 4th of July riddle, short history of Uncle Sam, a historical article on the first 4th of July celebration printed in the July 18, 1777, Virginia Gazette, and the full text of the Declaration of Independence. KaBOOM also conveys a number of "teachable moments," focusing on friendship, courage, forgiveness and responsibility. KaBOOM is the first book in Liz Bockelman's American Holiday Series. Liz Bockelman tells stories that illustrate faith, morals and ethics, through plot, character, setting and conflict development.

Author Biography

Elizabeth (Liz) Bockelman was born in 1955, in the small town of Rochelle, Illinois. She earned a BFA from the University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana. Liz began a graphic design career in 1977 and started her own agency, Graphocity, in 2001. She redirected Graphocity to a publishing company for both books and fine art in 2017. Liz has always loved to write and tell stories to entertain family and friends, especially ones that illustrate a particular idea or moral. She has now added 'author' to her "list of hats," which include daughter, sister, wife, aunt, mom, grandmother and friend, as well as designer, photographer, artist, and songwriter. "I like nothing better than to solve a problem. I hope that I can use the entertainment of the written story to tease, challenge and offer some problem-solving ideas to my readers - and maybe they will send their ideas back to me," says Liz.
Release date NZ
April 14th, 2017
28 Illustrations; Illustrations, color
Interest Age
From 3 to 9 years
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