Hanna Haidar is an experienced surfer, snowboarder and world traveler.
Now Haidar is applying those traits to a series of children’s travel books, beginning with "Earl’s Big Adventure in Costa Rica" and "Earl’s Big Adventure In Japan".
In the books, a little blue monkey named Earl joins his friend John as they make friends, learn a few words in a new language and try new foods. And of course they surf and snowboard.
Hanna Haidar works as a snowboard instructor in Waitsfield.
VPR’s Neal Charnoff speaks with Haidar about his series of books.