Kids Book Explains Thanksgiving and Thanks our Vets
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Kids Book Explains Thanksgiving and Thanks our Vets


St. Louis, MO.   Parents and Teachers are buzzing about Randa Handler’s early reader books as they seem to all have unique premises, an international touch while teaching tolerance of differences.   The Thanksgiving Dinner Platter, takes place in 1941 when Thanksgiving became a national holiday and features the friendship between a Native American boy and a Japanese-American little girl. It even includes a real recipe for cornbread just like the one served at the first Thanksgiving dinner eaten by the pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians at Plymouth Plantation. Book concludes with the kids sharing the special cornbread with the Vets and thanking them for their service


“Thanksgiving is a perfect holiday to thank the most selfless people around: our Vets! I explain why the holiday became a national holiday while highlighting the worldliness of the act of giving thanks! I featured Japan and their day of giving thanks!” says Handler

“A lovely story for young children to understand the true meaning of Thanksgiving,’J Hunt.

‘What a great holiday read for youngsters-and their adult caregivers! The Thanksgiving Dinner Platter could well become a seasonal classic!’ Jim Loud.


Handler has released 5 children’s books to date. Cubbie Blue and His Dog Dot, Book one sets the stage for a series of children’s books centering around the friendship of 3 multiracial kids and their special tiny friend. Book two of the series, ‘What’s up with Mike?’ features a blind child and helps kids learn how to deal with disabilities. If I Were King, Winner of a 2013 Mom’s Choice Award, focuses on finding true friendships and learning about boundaries. And finally her 5th release, “The Boy Who Spoke to God,”  introduces kids to all religious beliefs and opens the dialogue about it. “Against everyone’s advise not to write about religion or God, I released this book with that title even though it isn’t a religious book whatsoever! Who doesn’t remember asking what God looks like? I tried not to name any religion and set it as a fairytale long ago for that reason. I’m so glad that the feedback has been positive.”. 


 “The Boy Who Spoke to God, teaches that despite differences in religions, God is the God of everyone, and children will understand this important lesson.”  Five Stars:  Dr. Israel Drazin, Amazon Reviewer

“I think that the portrayal of God as the same God with different colors like the rainbow is a very clever analogy and one that children could understand and embrace. Moreover, the illustrations are colorful, fun and as stimulus to the imagination. I would like to see more of these books in our children’s libraries. A big thank you to the author. I would highly recommend this book as a Christmas present for young minds…” IC Camilleri       


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