About the Books

Mouse in the Manger

I’m Micah the Mouse – a Bethlehem mouse.
I live in a stable instead of a house.
I tell everyone of a bright starry night,
When I secretly witnessed an amazing sight!

Mouse In The Manger  is the Christmas story told by Micah the mouse, who was hiding in the manger, and becomes a secret observer of the birth of Christ.

Micah came to the manger to look for grain, but the peace of his usually quiet nighttime meal was shattered by a startling series of events that kept him wide-eyed with curiosity.  Micah shares in rhyme what he saw and heard from the donkey, shepherds, and camel.

Observations made by the animals, and touches of humor bring a new perspective to the real event written about in the Bible. The magic of rhythm and rhyme capture the imagination, and delight children and adults alike. Beautiful color illustrations bring the Christmas story to life.

A Study Guide at the end of the book with questions and answers, test comprehension and gives Biblical references. Parents and teachers can adapt to different age levels, and use the book as a tool to introduce children to Jesus.

Soft cover     9 X 6  Full color     36 pages

Awards & Recognition:

Award-Winning Finalist in the “Children’s Religious” category of the 2015 USA Best Book Awards.
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Children’s Picture Books
Finalist 2015 Florida Writers Association Royal Palm Literary Award
Finalist Mouse

Best Children’s Story
2011 Florida Christian’s Writer’s Conference.

Published by Focus on the Family
December 2011 issue of Clubhouse JR  magazine.

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Tommie Turtle’s Secret

Little Tommie Turtle is at home in his shell.
When he swims under water, he swims very well.
When he’s walking on land, his pace really slows,
Because he’s carrying his house, everywhere he goes.

In Tommie Turtle’s Secret, Tommie outwits Hoppy Bunny to win the race and teach the bunny valuable lessons about friendship. A surprise twist at the end highlights moral values of forgiveness and that being nice, not bragging and teasing, is the way to make friends.

Large colored print is easy to read. Perfect rhyme, rhythm, and colorful illustrations make the book fun to read, and motivates children to ask for and read the book again and again.

Questions and Commentary at the end of the book test comprehension, stimulate critical thinking, and provide a basis for discussion of friendship and the effect of bragging on relationships.

In an entertaining way, the book gives children practice with rhymes in order to improve reading skills.

Good for early readers.

Hard cover   Full color   11 X 8 1/2   40 page   Sewn binding   Heirloom quality

Awards:

Book of the Year & First Place for Children’s Book
Florida Writers Association 2008 Royal Palm Literary Awards

Dragon Pencil 2007 Silver Medal
Excellence in Children’s Literature

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Best Submission for Children’s Writing
2005 Florida Christian Writer’s Conference.

Best Children’s Submission – 2005 Collection of stories including: Tommie Turtle’s Secret & Mouse In The Manger

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