Monica and the Zamboni, A True StoryJanuary 4 2009 at 4:23 PM
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Christmas is every little child’s favourite time of the year!
Fresh snow on the ground, a Christmas Parade, Santa
Claus, colourfully decorated floats, high school bands, the
warmth and caring of family and friends and a Zamboni!
The simple narrative in Monica And The Zamboni captures
the celebration of an incredible act of a father's love. This
true story turns a near tragedy into the real meaning of
Christmas – Love and Sharing.
The story of three-year-old Monica’s almost tragic fall
from a Christmas Parade float fuels her father’s love that
sparks the rebirth of a Zamboni that once cleared the way
for some of the country’s greatest hockey players!
In addition to smoothing the bumps and the snow on the
town’s new outdoor, skating rink and energizing budding,
young athletes, the Zamboni also, proudly rolls along as a
float in the Christmas Parade!
Most rewarding is the Zamboni’s guest appearances at
local community fundraising events. But, as with all good
deeds, the time for the Zamboni tomove on soon arrives and
off it goes to greener pastures in Australia, where it continues
to teach and delight children a continent away.
Alex Diochon's warm, distinctive illustrations opens up the
imagination to Monica’s recovery and the Zamboni’s new
The everyday cadence in Mark Healy’s Monica And The Zamboni,
reverberates with a poignancy that warms the hearts of the
young and old.