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Bink and Slinky's Ark Adventure
Standard Publishing / 2013 / Hardcover
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Get ready for a whole new adventure aboard Noah's Ark. In this delightful retelling of the beloved Bible story, danger lurks around every corner for two snails who set out to do what God says. Racing against the clock, Bink and Slinky must face dangerous obstacles, creatures, and their own jitters. This quirky book is an interesting and new way for children to discover the wonderful story of Noah's ark---seen through the eyes of two snails!
In this delightful retelling of Noah's Ark, danger lurks around every corner for 2 groovy snails who set out to do what God says. It's a race against the clock. Bink and Slinky must 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.
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Author: Donna Frisinger
Located in: Rochester
Submitted: November 09, 2012
Tell us a little about yourself. Like my childhood hero, Peter Pan, who never wanted to grow up, I try to carry a little fairy dust with me at all times as a reminder to view life through a child's eyes. A midlife freelancer who still believes she can flyvia my retro Schwinn bicycle (complete with handlebar streamers and ringing bell!)my life experiences as an elementary school teacher, dance team coach, performing arts director, evangelist, and entertainer, all serve me well in my writing career today. I took the plunge to begin this new chapter in my life when I attended the 2006 Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference where I won First Place in Poetry. Since then my poems and inspirational articles have been published in Ideals, Clubhouse, Clubhouse Jr., Guidepost Books, Mature Living, Todays Christian Woman, Marriage Partnership, Writer's Journal, Christian Communicator, OC (Oncourse), War Cry, and the American Legion Magazine. I was named the 2012, 2011, and 2009 ACW Writer of the Year and won both first and second place in the 2011 Athanatos Christian Poetry Contest. Bink and Slinkys Ark Adventure is my debut picture book.
What was your motivation behind this project? One Sunday morning during worship practice a friend nonchalantly said, You know, it took a lot of perseverance for the snail to reach the ark. Voila! Holy Spirit lightning struck and Bink and Slinky were conceived.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? While there are many books written about Noahs big boat and the worldwide flood, Bink and Slinkys Ark Adventure stands alone in its perspective of this amazing event, as seen through the eyes of two of the smallest, slowest, and seemingly most-insignificant of all Gods creatures. Like Abraham and Sarah in search of the Promise Land, Bink and Slinky slime up their snail-sneakers to each put their only foot forward to hunt for something theyve never seen, before something called the Great Falling begins. Racing the clock, they face wacky-weird creatures, Oh-no! obstacles, and their own doubts as they sing the fearless song of all snails. For parents and grandparents wanting a fresh read of a timeless story, Bink and Slinkys Ark Adventure teaches youngsters the value of faith, fortitude, and obedience to pursue Gods unique call upon each of their lives. With vibrant word-pictures that sparkle in giggledillyicious rhyme, Bink and Slinky will have children worldwide singing along with them and begging, Read it again, please!
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? Whether Im stumbling over lifes potholes or splashing through its mud puddles, God laughs alongside me when I experience those special ah-ha! moments that reflect the truth of His abiding presence through it all. How appropriate then that from among all the stories the Lord has given me, Bink and Slinkys Ark Adventure has turned out to be my debut picture book. Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, Life is a journey, not a destination. And just as Bink and Slinky not only needed each other, but a slew of other helpful animals, to complete their quest, so God never intended for me to climb the mountain alone. Working on this project has given me a fresh, grateful, and humble appreciation for the personal cheerleaders Hes supplied along my lifes path.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? As a child I once overheard a miserly neighbor tell her granddaughter to stay away from me because I was nothing but trash. Since that fateful day Ive endeavored to surround myself with people of excellence, like-minded troubadours who believe that mediocrity has no place in lifes vocabulary. From my high school band director, Doug Jordan, who challenged me to work harder than I ever thought possibleto firecracker teachers like Dennis Doc Hensley, head of Taylor Universitys Professional Writing Programand Christine Tangvald, who waggled around a cramped classroom to teach me how to lay out a childrens picture book, the Lord has been faithful to fill my cup again-and-again. In addition, the Highlights Foundation, as well as the network of excellent Christian Writers Conferences and their dedicated directors have been invaluable to me in the learning process. After mentoring with childrens book authors Rebecca Kai Dotlich and Michelle Medlock Adams, it was the serendipity of a chance meeting with gift-book/ childrens author Karen Moore that finally opened up the door to publication.
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: Standard Publishing and my books illustrator, Monica Gutierrez, have been wonderful to work with. They all worked hard to bring the story I saw in my minds eye to life.
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