This is book number 1 in the American Holiday series.
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.