Tana Holmes is the author and creator of beautifully illustrated and creatively constructed books for children of all ages. She is best known for The History Tree Series, where the story-telling tree asks the young reader, If old trees could talk, what tales could they tell? The Old Patriarch Tree is set in Holmes' native Wyoming, in Grand Teton National Park. The Dueling Oak relates tales of New Orleans since its founding, and her best-known work, Alamo Tree has earned high praise from Texas historians, teachers, and parents alike. The unique use of easy reader combined with Reader Guidance footnotes helps the adult reader enrich the content as the child's development warrants. Holmes' new series, The NOT Scary Books, uses fantasy and familiar experiences to create tear-free, fear-free adventures out of first-time visits. The unknowns of the doctor, the dentist, daycare, and other dreaded outings have changed from fearful, to fascinating and fun. Mrs. Holmes has a background in emergency medicine and public administration prior to choosing a career as a health science educator. Entering her 3rd decade of teaching medicine to high school and college students, she divides her time between teaching and authorship. Home is Houston, Texas with her firefighter husband and two rescue dogs. Her adult daughter and son in law are not far away in Austin.
About (Not) Scary Stuff at the Doctor's Office:
(Not) Scary Stuff at the Doctor's Office is bursting with ways to ensure your little one a tear-free, fear-free adventure into healthcare. This gentle introduction to a child's first experience at the pediatrician makes complex equipment and treatment into whimsical analogies and magical thinking. Empowered little ones can approach medicine with courage and curiosity rather than anxious worry. Endorsed by pediatric healthcare heroes, these reassuring tips and informative ideas will be appreciated by parents and healthcare practitioners alike.