I am so pleased to introduce Author J.D. Holiday
The Great Snowball Escapade
by J.D. Holiday
Book Garden Publishing, 2010
Ages: 6 to 8
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth
Bud was very mean to Wil at all times. Bud was
irritated by everything that Wil did. Wil
constantly upset Bud, and put her down. No one
will take her side of the story either, not even
her mother. It got so bad that she wanted to go
and live with her grandmother instead of put up
with Bud. But her mother wouldn’t allow it.
Wil’s Mom said that he was mean because he was
hurting. He wasn’t a bad kid. He’s just going
through a lot of changes. Wil was upset that no
one was taking her side. She thought that nothing
would ever change about her predicament until she
was stuck with Bud because of a few snow days.
Can they reconcile their differences and live in
This is a great book about how to deal with
mean siblings and kids. It offers kids great
lessons about how to cope with bullying-types of
behaviour and mean kids. These are important
lessons for kids to learn. Siblings can have a
difficult time getting along. Many kids will be
able to relate to the issues in this book.
I really enjoyed getting to know J.D. Holiday and
her writing life. She’s such an inspiration to me
being a writer myself. I hope you have followed her tour
and learned more about her writing process and books.