Holiday Time is a novel for children. Written in very simple and straight forward prose, the novel is sure to be enjoyed by children in senior primary and junior high school classes - the target audience. Chapters Eight and Nine are as instructive as they are entertaining. While children are amused and excited, they are also helped to develop adequate consciousness of diseases prevalence and to avoid certain killer disease and varied forms of juvenile delinquency. In places where ignorance and superstition hold sway, especially in Third World countries, school children will be helped with this book to have some health-promoting influence on their illiterate and uninformed parents/guardians. In that important respect, the book is a veritable tool in children's hands for addressing part of the problem of high mortality rates in developing countries especially.