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Children’s Book Offers Snail’s View of Noah’s Ark Story
CINCINNATI – March 5, 2013 – What can two of the least famous passengers of Noah’s Ark teach today’s kids? To answer that question, Standard Publishing is pleased to announce the release of Bink and Slinky’s Ark Adventure. Author Donna (Austgen) Frisinger, an awardwinning poet and freelance writer, brings to life the vibrant, imaginative adventure of two groovy snails trying to reach Noah’s Ark before “The Great Falling” begins. While there are other books written about Noah’s big boat and the worldwide flood, Bink and Slinky’s Ark Adventure stands alone in its perspective of this event as seen through the eyes of two of the smallest, slowest, and seemingly most insignificant of all God’s creatures. Like Abraham and Sarah in search of the Promise Land, Bink and Slinky slime up their sneakers to put their only foot forward in search of something they’ve never seen before. The book opens in the Garden of Chewies, where life is everything snails Bink and Slinky could ever hope for—plenty of yummy mushrooms, crunchy veggies, and lip-smacking flowers. Then one day, they find a strange message on the ground. It’s from God, and it’s for them! To do what God says, they race the clock to face Oh no! obstacles, wacky-weird creatures, and their own jitters. But singing their fearless song keeps them going in their quest to find Noah’s Ark. In praise of Donna Frisinger’s debut picture book, Standard Publishing Editor, Lindsay Black says, “On top of the spectacularly colorful illustrations by Monica Gutierrez that will completely engage children, parents reading aloud can expect to giggle along with their kids at the sound of words like slithering scum, drop-dripped, and snicky-snack crunch.” “Speaking as a writer and as a grandpa, this book is a pure delight,” adds fellow author and Taylor University Professor Dr. Dennis E. Hensley. “Donna’s trademark humor, her snappy rhymes and rhythm, and her ability to take ancient biblical stories and make them relevant to today’s youngsters combine to make this a marvelous reading experience.” Bink and Slinky’s Ark Adventure, is available for purchase at www.standardpub.com, www.amazon.com, or anywhere Christian books are sold.
About the Author: Donna Frisinger is an award-winning poet and freelance writer who delights in viewing life through a child’s eyes. Since embarking on a writing career seven years ago, the ACW (American Christian Writers) has named her “Writer of the Year” in 2012, 2011 and 2009. Inspired by her life experiences as a teacher, performing arts director, and music minister, her poems and inspirational articles have been published in Clubhouse, Guidepost Books, Today’s Christian Woman, and more. For more information, visit www.donnafrisinger.com. About Standard Publishing: Standard Publishing serves churches worldwide and is recognized as a leader in true-to-the-Bible resources that educate, encourage, and enrich adults, youth, and children. The company is based in Cincinnati, Ohio. For more information, visit www.standardpub.com or call 1800-543-1353.