The expressive dialogue and Leah Jennings’s beautiful watercolor illustrations, worthy of framing, bring this touching story to life in a calm and simple pond. One day, while dozing on his lily pad, Frampton Frog overhears two beautiful swans, Jessie and Tessie, saying mean things to Fluff and Fuzz, the turtles who live in Joseph's Pond. As the swans tease his friends, Frampton prays to God for guidance to fix the situation.
Upset by the bullying, Frampton Frog takes action and explains God’s love to the swans. Jessie and Tessie take his information to heart to change their hurtful ways. With the help of Frampton, they understand that God’s love is for everyone and decide to stop hurting others with their words.
Bettilyon wrote the book to help teach her grandsons a life lesson. “We may be different than others and others may be different than we are, but we are all His creations and he loves us all equally. We must be kind to everyone!” says Bettilyon. “My philosophy is to show the Lord’s love through example, so that defines my characters’ actions. Each character portrays a certain side of the message. The end result is warm and fulfilling.”
The Uppity Swans and the Turtle Brothers of Joseph’s Pond is releasing on December 12 and is available now to order through BQB Publishing's online store (http://shop.boutiqueofqualitybooks.com/
About the Author
Kathleen Bettilyon loves to read, but she never dreamed she would write a children’s story until her daughter, who has three small boys, suggested that she write a children’s book.
Now her audience can read her wonderful, worthwhile adventures with a message. While some of the backdrops are named after her grandsons – Jacob’s Meadow, Joseph’s Pond, and a town called Isaacville – the characters come straight from her heart and she tells this story based on her faith.
Kathleen lives in Cumming, Georgia, with her husband, Craig. They have three grown children, three grandchildren, and a cat named Schellie.
About BQB Publishing
Founded in August of 2010, BQB was created to be “the writer’s publisher,” focusing on quality writing from new authors. An independent hybrid publisher, BQB combines the quality processes of traditional publishing with hands-on author involvement to bring today’s new writers and tomorrow’s best sellers into the hands of booksellers and the reading public. To learn more about BQB’s publishing process and submission guidelines, visit www.bqbpublishing.com.