"On December twenty fourth a legend occurred.
"Who's in the forest?" Some say they heard.
But for one small squirrel it was for sure.
Christmas came that night
to all the animals in the world.
For the love of one, spread to all.
A holiday to remember
by a simple Christmas ball."
The Legend of Santa Owl is a tale of a little squirrel who finds a sparkly ball. When he takes it to his dear friend Ollie the Owl he is just as stumped to what the ball so he sets out to find out what it's for. When Ollie discovers it's a Christmas ornament and sure to bring gifts, he flurries to his dear friend Norman to deliver the news. Norman hangs his ornaments and rifts off with visions of hazelnuts, walnut & berries in his head. But what will he discover when he awakes?
Dvora Swickle (AKA D.A. Johnson) has been entertaining and writing for children (and her two kids) for over 20 years. Dvora drove school bus for 10 years enjoys reading in school classrooms. She has a captivating voice. Dvora now works with special needs children and is devoted to helping students 18 to 21 transition from high school into the work community and living independently.
Stories can help students understand problems without feeling it is directed towards them personally. Dvora enjoys reading and putting fun voices to her characters, inviting children to take part. Every time she reads "sweet green grass" kids are encouraged to raise there hands. Dvora loves seeing all the fingers in the air, makes her feel so appreciated and loved.
Dvora has written over 40 stories and is the author of two poetry collections. The first poetry collection "Dress Up" is available in paperback. The second collection "Kittywampus" is available in eBook format. Dvora encourages young children to develop a life-long love for language and reading. She believes that poetry can play a big role in motivating children to read. "Poetry helps young readers understand language, words and feelings through rhythm and rhyme.
Children feel comfortable with poems because it's like playtime with words."
Dvora's motto is T.T.R.A.B, "Time To Read Another Book".
REVIEW: 4 STARS
Norman is a little squirrel who finds a glistening ball and wonders what it is. When he takes his shiny ball to his friend Ollie the Owl, Ollie sets out to find out what it is that Norman has found. When Ollie visits a nearby farm he learns that Norman's ball will bring gifts when hung by a tree he flies home tell Norman all about it. Norman hangs the ball inside his tree and drifts off in hopes of gifts by his bed. When Ollie realizes that no one is coming he sets off to find out why and help his friends dreams come true, but will he be able to on a holiday meant for only humans?