My vision for my books, is to get them into the hands of children everywhere to help them learn to read. There is abundant evidence that rhyming helps children identify the basic sounds in words. My books also carry a message and things to learn in a study guide.
From the beginning, Tommie Turtle’s Secret, and Mouse in the Manger, began trickling out globally. I am reminded of the Chinese proverb, “The journey of 1000 leagues begins with the first step.” (1 league = 3 miles)
Most of the time, the books were carried by missionaries and friends.
Books went to:
Costa Rico – Recently, our pastor and some others from our church, and some students from Trinity College, went to Costa Rico to help at a school. Pastor donated copies of Tommie Turtle’s Secret and Mouse in the Manger to the school library. (The picture is of children at the school in Costa Rico)
Haiti – A medical team carried books to a Catholic orphanage high in the mountains of Haiti. Another medical team carried books to Port Au Prince.
Zambia, Africa – We gave books to a mission team we support.
Australia – A friend sent books to his friends in Australia.
Dominican Republic – A friend sent a case of Mouse in the Manger to a mission school.
China – A young couple from our church going to China to teach English for two years took the books to use in their teaching.
Canada – We sent a book to friends we have in Toronto.
Hawaii – Our former church youth minister ordered a case of Tommie Turtle’s Secret for use in a youth ministry he heads up now for at-risk kids.
Our friends in Hawaii bought books to give as gifts to family. Our former real estate agent gives a book as a thank you gift for buyers with children at the closing of a sale.
Japan – The music ministers we assisted in Hawaii, went to Japan almost every year on a mission trip.
If you or your church support missionaries overseas, or even for use in church activities such as Sunday School or Vacation Bible School, we’d be glad to sell my books for the Lord’s work at 1/2 price.
God inspired me to write rhyming stories for children. Now, let’s give God a hand by getting the books into the hands of children.