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Award-Winning Book Information

“Peter and the Whimper-Whineys”, is a rhymed story for children who whine, and “Santa’s Birthday Gift” is a story which includes Santa in the story of the Nativity, and “The Magic Word” helps children learn Please and Thank You.


Gimme-Jimmy

How a Bully Learns to Share … “James Alexander’s nickname was Jim, But nobody would be friends with him. No one wanted to play with Jimmy, For Jim Alexander always said, “Gimme.”

Thus begins the rhyming story of Jim Alexander, whose nickname was Gimme-Jimmy because he was a greedy and selfish bully. Imagine Jimmy’s concern when he found that every time he said the word “Gimme,” his hand grew larger!

Jimmy was happy to discover that when he was polite and said, “Please” and “Thank you,” his hand began to shrink. He started practicing his new “Polite Rule” and found out that it was much more fun to share. Buy Now.

Peter and the Whimper Whineys

Peter is “a very small rabbit who did nothing but whine.” And of course, no one wants to be around anyone who is always whining, so Peter is not a very popular rabbit.

One day Peter’s mother warns him that if he cannot stop whining, he will have to go live with the Whimper-Whineys. And no one wants to do that! This fun, rhymed children’s adventure follows Peter as he hops into the woods and finds himself amid a group of frightening Whimper-Whineymen! He discovers that the Whimper-Whineys are ill-mannered and rude, and that it’s not very pleasant in Whimper-Whineland. Will Peter learn to stop whining? Buy Now.

Santa’s Birthday Gift
If your child or grandchild has ever wondered where Santa fits in with the traditional Christmas story, now you can read them Santa’s Birthday Gift. Finally, a book that ties two holiday traditions into one inspirational tale of wonder – as Santa brings gifts to baby Jesus. The cleverly-written, rhyming book reveals Santa’s adventure from toymaker to star follower — right into the heart of Bethlehem where he meets Baby Jesus in the manger. Delivering toys to a king is a touching experience for both Santa and readers alike, as they discover where the tradition began — Santa makes a promise to Jesus to bring gifts to good boys and girls each year on Jesus’ birthday. Buy Now.

The Magic Word
What should a child do when no one wants to come to her birthday party, and she fears she has no friends? Elisabeth needs to learn The Magic Word and to use it every day. It’s a word that everyone needs to use!

Elisabeth “never said thank you, excuse me or please.
She made fun of people, she’d argue and tease.
She took what she wanted whenever she could, Elisabeth’s manners were not very good.”

So begins Elisabeth’s rhymed story. Her mother suggests that she become more considerate of others, and tells her to say “please” as well as “thank you.” Elisabeth starts following her mother’s advice and is delighted to discover that she now has lots of friends, all wanting to come to her birthday party! This wonderful rhyming book will have your kids saying “please” buy them the book! Buy Now.