Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Ramadan, Diwali, Kwanzaa or Winter Solstice, Mark Binder has a festive story for you packaged up in A HOLIDAY PRESENT!
The engaging storyteller, here performing in front of a live audience, offers up some fun tales that get to the heart of each cultural celebration.
For example, “Jack and the Christmas Tree” is a unique twist on “Jack and the Beanstalk,” where the centerpiece spruce does the growing rather than a beanstalk. “The Boy Who Hated Potato Latkes” tells the humorous story of Binder’s son’s dislike for the popular holiday dish, and the sacrifices he was willing to make to avoid eating them.
Some stories, like the Diwali-themed “The Gold Coins” have a lesson, whereas others are more about good celebratory fun.
Binder’s very entertaining style will but a smile on the faces of parents and kids alike, while highlighting multicultural traditions in the process.
Ages 5 and up.
– Dan Cowan, NewSound Kids