Children’s book series links modern situations to time of Jesus in quirky, approachable way.
As co-creator of VeggieTales and the voice of Larry the Cucumber, Mike Nawrocki has been dedicated to helping parents pass on biblical values to their kids through storytelling for over two decades. This May, he combines humor-filled storytelling with biblical lessons once again with his new children’s series, The Dead Sea Squirrels.
These early/first chapter books feature amusing illustrations throughout the text, and scriptural references that direct readers back to the Bible. The series offers a new twist on “time-slip” for kids, linking modern day situations to the time of Jesus in a quirky, but approachable way.
The Dead Sea Squirrels will appeal to young readers who are engaged by humor and adventure.
In the first installment, 10-year-old Michael and his friend Justin sneak into the Dead Sea caves near the archaeological dig where Michael’s dad is working. Michael finds two 2,000-year-old squirrels petrified in sea salt. Hijinks ensue as Michael tries to bring them back to the United States, hidden in his backpack. What Michael thinks are just cool souvenirs may turn out to be something much more! The Dead Sea Squirrels series is humorous, fun, and filled with character-building lessons.
Boy Meets Squirrels
The Dead Sea Squirrels are alive! In the second book, the petrified squirrels Michael brought home from Israel are awake and ready to dive into the 21st century. Turns out, the squirrels lived during the time of Jesus and love sharing the lessons they learned from his teaching in their own quirky way. Missteps and misadventures abound as Merle and Pearl help Michael and his friends confront a bully, using lessons from the Sermon on the Mount.
About the Author
As co-creator of VeggieTales, co-founder of Big Idea Entertainment, and the voice of the beloved Larry the Cucumber, Mike Nawrocki has been dedicated to helping parents pass on biblical values to their kids through storytelling for over two decades. In addition to the new Dead Sea Squirrels series, Mike has also collaborated with Grammy-winning CCM artist Michael W. Smith on the Nurturing Steps series. Mike serves as assistant professor of film and animation at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn., and makes his home in nearby Franklin with his family.