Item description for The Adventures of Rowdy Raccoon by Donna Braymer & Jessica Shay...
Overview There is never a dull moment at Harrison Hollow State Park, where trouble seems to follow Rowdy Raccoon. Rowdy was born in the big oak tree next to Campsite #52. His best friend, Savannah Squirrel, tries her best to keep him out of trouble, but it seems he is always learning a lesson about something-honesty, responsibility, friendship, humor and much more. In The Adventures of Rowdy Raccoon, the first book in the Rowdy Raccoon Series, Rowdy's interaction with his forest friends-Tommy Turtle, Billy Beaver, and the Blue Jay family not only entertains children, it encourages them to positive behavior. There are two stories included in this first book of the series. In the first story, "Rowdy Learns to Share", the mischievous raccoon's gluttony causes him to get caught in a very precarious situation. He eats so much bread he can hardly walk and he barely makes it in time to hide behind the stack of firewood. Rowdy learns that selfishness isn't nearly as much fun as he thought it would be and it can even be dangerous! Then in "Rowdy Learns to Laugh" Savannah tries to comfort Rowdy when he is laughed at by his friends after losing his footing and tumbling from limb to limb. "Savannah finally gained her composure. 'Rowdy, we weren't trying to hurt your feelings. Sometimes things happen that we can't help. And it sure has been your morning for things happening,' she smiled. 'Sometimes those things are really funny. If you could have seen just how funny you looked, you would have been laughing, too. It is better to laugh at yourself. Then your friends can laugh with you-not at you." Rowdy pouted and didn't say a word." But eventually he learned another heartwarming lesson-this time about the difference between laughing at someone and laughing with someone. The 40-minute companion CD included inside the book allows children the option of listening to the two exciting dramatized stories while coloring the full-page black and white illustrations. The CD also has the Rowdy Theme Song which tells all about rascally Rowdy Raccoon in a fun-loving musical format.
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Format: CD, Illustrated
Studio: Sable Creek Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.6" Width: 8.4" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Sep 30, 2006
Publisher SABLE CREEK PRESS
ISBN 0976682389 ISBN13 9780976682387
Availability 0 units.
More About Donna Braymer & Jessica Shay
Donna C. Braymer grew up in Tyler, Texas, where she graduated from Robert E. Lee High School. She has served alongside my husband, Howard, as he pastors Open Door Baptist Church in Harrison, Arkansas. Through the years she has been to varied and interesting ministries. She graduated from Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri with a Bachelors Degree in Missions and Bible. Her adult life has always included ministering to children--from teaching piano lessons to volunteering in the school system as a teacher's helper to a 15-year stint as an elected member of the Board of Education and as a director at the state level for the Arkansas School Boards Association. She is also a leader for the children's program of her church and serves as director of the church choir. As Business Editor at the Harrison Daily Times, DonnaAs job gives her the opportunity to write positive articles about local businesses and to touch lives of children through the newspaperAs NIE (Newspapers in Education) program. Her title character, Rowdy Raccoon, is able to be a part of that program. Rowdy Raccoon began one day when Donna and her husband and three sons were camping at a state park in Arkansas with another pastor and his wife. It was the first time she had gone camping as an adult. She left a loaf of bread out on the table and the park animals had a feast. That gave her the idea of a story about a mischievous raccoon and she soon became known as the "Raccoon Lady." She was able to use these stories to teach Biblical character traits to children--a deep passion of her heart. After a number of years of writing and sharing her raccoon stories with children, Donna was accepted by Sable Creek Press, who saw the potential for a series. It was then that ROWDY RACCOON and his fictitious home in the Big Oak Tree in Harrison Hollow State Park was created. AHe has been giving me pleasant fits of anguish ever since!A she says. Today Donna regularly steps through new doors of opportunityAusually taking Rowdy with her! DonnaAs character, Rowdy Raccoon, isn't just a story about a furry, ring-tailed animal consumed with mischief. Donna feels that it is crucial that children be provoked to establish strong Biblical character traits early in their lives. Her Rowdy stories assist adults in building those character truths in their children in a way that is funAyet has real meaning. In Rowdy Raccoon and the Turtle Who Wanted to Fly, the story addresses very real struggles children face every day concerning contentment with themselves and how God created them. Donna believes that there is a critical need in our society to establish basic disciplines of good character. Rowdy Raccoon opens doors for her to share answers to that need. God gifted her with a passion for writing and speaking. She uses that passion to help people grow.
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Kids love Rowdy! Oct 24, 2006
I'm a kindergarten teacher who has used the Rowdy book in my classroom. My students love Rowdy and his friends and ask to have the stories read again and again. The stories are interesting, the values conveyed are excellent and the illustrations are wonderful. I'd recommend Rowdy highly! Debbie Hamby