Thursday, December 1, 2011

Benny's Angel Blog Tour



BOOK SUMMARY
Benny's Angel
 Who stole the flowers in God’s Secret Garden?
When Ella Eagle discovers that the flowers in God’s Secret Garden have wilted, she alerts Mayor Benny Bunny. The main suspect in the case is evil Count Slime, who is jealous of the joy the animals have in the garden. Mayor Benny calls in Oliver Owl, the captain of the Owl Force Wisdom Watchers, but the owls have not seen Count Slime during their patrols of the garden. Mayor Benny suggests the animals pray for an answer. God hears their prayer and sends Marietta the angel to help them solve the mystery.
This delightful tale uses animals, nature, and a visit from an angel to teach children the importance of prayer and the value of trusting God.


AUTHOR BIO

Laura Allen Nonemaker’s desire to write took root as a child in Bermuda. Since then, Laura has written in a variety of genres and her work has appeared in Essence Treasury: Celebrating the SeasonAlive! and Kentucky Monthly Magazine.
Laura has been involved in short-term missions, including trips to Russia, Poland, and the University of the Nations in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. Three years ago, her interest in the arts motivated her to join the planning team for Artful Missions, which conducts juried art shows and donates to outreaches in the U.S. and India to rescue women and children from human trafficking.
Feel free to contact Laura at lauranonemaker@gmail.com
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Q & A WITH LAURA

Why did you write Benny’s Angel?
Benny’s Angel was the result of an occurrence in my “secret garden.” While seated on my garden bench praying, I noticed a rabbit hopping through the garden. The Benny’s Angelscenario came to me. I sensed it was significant and in about ten minutes, I developed the basic storyline.
Why do you think reading is important for parents to emphasize with children, both by reading to them and fostering a healthy reading appetite as they develop their own reading skills? 
I believe the time to instill a love for reading in children is when they are toddlers and beginning to experience the power of communication in their relationships. Children are ready to absorb whatever they see and hear going on around them, whether it is good or bad. It is important to read them stories that ignite their imagination and plant the seeds of sound moral principles.
What issues do you address in Benny’s Angel, and why do children need these sorts of stories to help them through life? 
In the story of Benny’s Angel, the animals in God’s Secret Garden encounter a problem. They are unable to solve it themselves and pray to God for an answer. God answers their prayer by means of an angelBenny’s Angel teaches the importance of prayer and of trusting God to answer our prayers. These principles filter naturally through the storyline and without the need for sermonizing. Children will face all kinds of problems and challenges as they grow up and stories based on sound biblical principles lay a strong foundation for their future.
Tell us about the next book you have coming out after Benny’s Angel.
The next book in the God’s Secret Garden Adventure Series is about a little frog. Through some misadventures, he learns the importance of obedience.



GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY

  • 1 Vivitar Camcorder with Camera and 2X Zoom
  • Benny's Angel Picture Book
  • Benny's Angel 3-D Book
  • Benny's Angel Coloring Book
  • Benny's Angel Audio Book
  • Benny's Angel T Shirt 
  • 1 Benny Christmas Ornament
  • 1 Marietta Christmas Ornament
  • 1 96-Count Crayola Crayons

You can find Benny's Angel by Laura Allen Nonemaker on Amazon.com.

If you'd like to be entered to win the giveaway prize above, simple leave a comment about why you like this book on this post. Ends 12/8.

The way it works is all the winners from the participating blogs will be put together and one grand prize winner drawn from there. So when you enter here, you're just entering for a chance to get into the grand prize drawing. Good luck!


The lucky qualifier is #2 Donna. Good luck with the grand prize.

4 comments:

Patty White said...

I like this book because it teaches kids to believe that God will answer their prayers.
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Donna said...

I love that it is age appropriate and helps kids to learn more about prayer using something they will understand.
Would love to win!
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lisa said...

love that this book is written in a way little ones can understand - looks wonderful!

Amy W. said...

I love that it teaches kids to trust God. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net