A Saturday book signing will feature a former Madison resident's holiday children's story.

Lloyd Holm will be on hand at Village Lights Bookstore, 110 E. Main St., from 1 to 3 p.m. to discuss his first published book, "Mr. Fox and Mr. Raccoon Go To Bethlehem." The 28-page hardcover children's book was first published in Nov. 2011 and is illustrated by Carol Ruzicka.

The children's book follows Mr. Fox and Mr. Raccoon as they encounter a variety of other animals while investigating the Star of Bethlehem and discover the true meaning of Christmas, a release said. The book tells the story of Jesus' birth through the adventure of the animal friends and illustrations in the book.

Nathan Montoya, co-owner of Village Lights Bookstore, said copies of the book are currently in stock at the bookstore, and the book will be available during the signing.

Holm, a board-certified obstetrician, has also written a collection of essays and "The Ledger," a novel set during the 1940s. He is currently working on a sequel to "The Ledger."

Holm, who now resides in Washington, Iowa, worked at King's Daughters' Hospital from 1988 to 1992, where he held several leadership positions, including chairman of surgery and chief of the medical staff.

Holm currently works as an adjunct clinical associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology with the University of Iowa.

His writing has appeared in other publications including the Omaha World-Herald, The Female Patient, Iowa Medicine, Hospital Drive, the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

For more information on Holm and his writings, visit www.lloydholmbooks.com.