Review Blurbs from the Amos Faces His Bully VBT

 

So excited to share some of the many great things bloggers said about my latest book, Amos Faces His Bully. 

 

I recommend AMOS FACES HIS BULLY for young readers to show that they do not have to tolerate being bullied. It would make a great addition to school libraries, public libraries, and of course your own library. – The Story of a Writer

Amos Faces His Bully was a cute kids book that I would personally recommend for any child…I hope the author decides to write more books like this one as it was really a great read for a young child! – Sefina Hawke’s Books

I personally found this book to be perfect for young school age children because it gives them an idea of how to deal with bullies and it uses a bible story to do so. I loved the way that the words teach children to put their faith in God. Overall, this a must read book for any young children! – Books for Books

I highly recommend this book for all the children in your life. I love the lesson behind the story and truly enjoyed the story and the illustrations. – Reviews by Crystal

I would recommend this book to parents to read with their children if they feel that they may have an issue with bullying because it may help to solve the problem by giving them the confidence to stand up for themselves. – The Next Best Thing to Mummy

I have read many of Cheryl’s books through the years and she has always been right on point. We need more Christian books like this for young children to have in their hands. – The Blended Blog

While teaching about standing up to bullies, the book also opens the door for reading and talking about scripture — a win-win for parents! – By the Book

This is a great children’s story that encourages children to stand up to bullies but, more importantly, it teaches to put their faith in God by using a story from the Bible. – Bound 4 Escape

What a wonderful read! Lessons mixed right with the bible…Just an all around wonderful book! Star rating beyond a five! – Stormy nights Reviewing & Bloggin’

I really enjoyed this poignant story of handling a very real problem for children using a classic Biblical tale, which creates a fantastic way in which to reinforce or introduce scripture to younger audiences. – That’s What She’s Reading

I thought this book was a very well thought out story for youngsters. I think it would help the bully as well as the bullied. – A Room without Books is Empty

 

About the Book: 

Title: AMOS FACES HIS BULLY
Author: Cheryl C. Malandrinos
Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing
Pages: 20
Genre: Christian children’s picture book 

BOOK BLURB:

Amos is targeted by the town bully because he is so small. When word reaches Amos of his friend David’s battle with Goliath, he thinks back to what David told him about putting his faith in God’s protection. Perhaps the same God can help Amos face his bully too.

ORDER YOUR COPY:

Guardian Angel | Amazon | Barnes & Noble |Indiebound.org

 

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Blogging at Christian Children’s Authors – Amos Faces His Bully

 

This is the third Friday of the month, so I am blogging at Christian Children’s Authors. Today, I am sharing my new release, Amos Faces His Bully. This is my fourth children’s book, the third book I’ve published with Guardian Angel Publishing. You can find out more about my new book at http://christianchildrensauthors.com/2018/01/19/new-release-amos-faces-his-bully-by-cheryl-c-malandrinos/

Interview with Dr. Jackie Cogswell, Author of Super Luke Faces His Bully

Dr. Jackie Chirco Cogswell is a family physician, wife, mother, former school teacher, and author of a series of Christian children’s novels, the Giggleheart Adventure Series. As a Christian mother, the issue of bullying became personal to her when her son was bullied at school. Through the many struggles her son had with bullies, Dr. Jackie learned from firsthand experience how to tackle bullying from a Biblical perspective. “Super Luke Faces His Bully” was inspired by her son’s personal struggle and the good Lord Who equips us for every battle and gives us strength.”

Visit her online at http://giggleheart.com/.

Thank you for joining us today, Dr. Jackie. Can you please start off by telling us a bit about yourself?

I am a family physician, wife, mother, teacher, and author of Christian children’s novels.

Helping people has always been my passion and being a physician has helped satisfy that desire. However, almost eight years ago, I put my medical career “on hold” when I gave birth to my third child. It was at that time, I felt God’s enormous nudge to be a stay-at-home-mom for “a while.”  My intent was to return to medical practice when my baby was about six months old.  Well, my baby is now seven years old, and I am still on “maternity leave!”  During this time God has captured my heart and given me a hunger to learn more about Him!  During this super-long “maternity leave,” God has sparked a new passion in me to write books that would to teach the hurting and brokenhearted children (and their families) about the healing and hope we have in Christ!

This adventure God has me on is so full of surprises and life!

My husband is amazing and so are our three children.  We live in South Eastern Michigan.  When we are home together, our house if filled with noise, energy, and lots of giggles!  But, the moment the kids are off to school, the house is quiet and that is my time to turn on my music, pray, read, write, and “occasionally” get distracted enough by dirty dishes, laundry and dust to clean!

We have two guinea pigs, one gecko and a fish. My house is also filled with plants.  I enjoy watching plants grow; almost as much as watching my kids grow.

When did you first get bit by the writing bug?

It all began about seven years ago when I first started studying the Bible.  At that time, God somehow seemed to have “flipped a switch” in my imagination and starting flooding my mind with Word pictures (“visual slices” of stories that teach a lesson). These Word pictures would come to mind when I least expected. They often showed up in my mind when I was with my kids. For a while, whenever my daughter opened her mouth, I would get a new picture in my head which I had to capture and write down; this annoyed her! These seemly random Word pictures seemed like puzzle pieces with the final image still being a mystery at the time.  In my wildest dreams, I never thought of writing a story!

Prior to that point, I struggled with creative writing to the point that a root canal seemed more appealing.

But, God changed all of that. After a while, these thoughts and Word pictures were connected and Giggleheart Adventures were born!

Why did you decide to write stories for children?

The seeds to write this book were planted in my heart by my son, who started getting bullied in the second grade.  My tender-hearted boy was crushed and had little self-worth.  As his mother, I refused to let my son be a bully victim!  With prayer and a lot of tenacity, we tackled bullying from a Christian perspective. During our struggles with bullying, the seeds for this book grew.  They took root and sprouted up as my family witnessed how God transformed some of my son’s most hurtful experiences into victories!

Through prayer and bringing the bullies’ parents to the table, we were able to witness some incredible heart changes that only God could accomplish.  These experiences were so extraordinary that the one seeds grew and Super Luke Faces His Bully! was birthed by God’s grace.

Do you believe it is harder to write books for a younger audience?

No, in fact, writing books for children seems to be what comes natural to me right now. 

What is your favorite part of writing for young people?

It is rewarding to get feedback from young readers about my books.  It makes my heart happy to hear that my books teach young readers many valuable lessons about bullying, fear, anger, and prayer while making their hearts giggle with God’s joy! 

Can you tell us what your latest book is all about?

Super Luke Faces His Bully! is about a young boy, Luke Giggleheart, who deeply desires to be a brave super hero.  However, when he finds himself stuffed in a locker by a school bully, his dreams of becoming brave and strong come crashing down!

During this adventure, Luke learns with the help of a super-smart angel, how to handle bullying, fear, anger, lying (and many more issues) from a Biblical perspective.  Luke learns how God intended his heart to be brave and bully-proof in a fun and giggly way!

Where can readers purchase a copy?

www.giggleheart.com

What is up next for you?

I am currently working on Giggleheart #3, a book about controlling your anger when life seems unfair.

Also, I am maintaining my medical credentials so I continue to study medical updates and go to conferences.

I am looking forward to seeing where else God leads me in the journey.

Do you have anything else to add?

God is amazing!

If you give Him the keys and steering wheel of your heart, you will be surprised where He takes you!  

Thank you for spending time with us today, Dr. Jackie. We wish you much success.