About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Monday, February 10, 2020

Frog's Rainy-day Story and Other Fables by Michael James Dowling, Sarah Buell Dowling (Illustrator)

Frog's Rainy-day Story and Other FablesABOUT THE BOOK

Teaching sound biblical values to our children and grandchildren has never been more vital. Frog’s Rainy-Day Story and Other Fables expertly fills this need as a catalyst for honest family and church conversations about today’s confusing times and culture. As children journey through these eight amusing and thought-provoking fables, the book’s lively characters will become their fast friends and everyday teachers of timeless values and practical life lessons. The insightful stories help readers better appreciate the wisdom of God’s Word and how it is often at odds with the conventional wisdom of the world. Husband and wife creative team brings this 72-page hard cover book includes a glossary to help younger children learn the more challenging words. Parents, grandparents Christian educators and church leaders will find this book a valuable resource for family devotions, home school, and small group studies in churches. 


Frog's Rainy -Day Story and Other Fables is an attractive hardcover book with beautiful illustrations that both children and adults will enjoy. At the end of each of his eight tales, author Michael James Dowling offers two helpful sections: Wisdom of the World and Wisdom of the Word. This gives children the chance to compare quotes from our culture with Bible scripture from God's Word. Most of the text is written for readers in second to third grade but a glossary is included to help with higher-level words. I would suggest, however, that parents read this book with their children so that they can discuss the Biblical concepts together and explore the fun characters that have been created by illustrator Sarah Buell Dowling!

I am always eager to find suitable reading material for my six -year-old granddaughter and I recommend Frog's Rainy-Day Story and Other Fables to anyone looking for entertaining juvenile books that share life lessons and God's Word.

I voluntarily received a complimentary copy of this book from BookCrash. A favorable review was not required. These are my honest thoughts.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Michael James Dowling is an award-winning author, ghostwriter, and editor, with more than two dozen books to his credit. Prior to starting his professional writing business in 1999, he served for 12 years on the staff of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville, VA. Mike hold an MBA from Columbia Business School in New York.

Sarah Buell Dowling is an award-winning artist and illustrator. A graduate of Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, she has continued her studies with many nationally recognized artists. Sarah is the winner of numerous awards for her fine art and for the children's books and toys she has designed.

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