Children's Book Teaches Lessons from Book of Proverbs

Using her own experiences as a mother and lessons from the book of Proverbs, author Karen Anderson Holcomb shares key advice applicable to children and parents in her book "Little Jimmy and the Spoiled Rotten Banana."

The story is about a young boy who cries and throws tantrums to get what he wants. When an unwise purchase results in a broken arm, Jimmy's parents turn to the book of Proverbs for wisdom. They discover that a firm "no" is foundational in parenting. A spoiled banana spurs Jimmy's decision to grow up. Little Jimmy kicks off the Proverbial Kids series, followed by "Captain Curious and the Invisible Boundary Line" and "Look-at-Me Lucy and the Rearview Mirror."

"As a mother, I have experienced the disturbing feeling of having a precious son cry out for something and my having to make the decision to resist or capitulate," said Holcomb. "I have found that my sons love me and respect me more when I am not a push-over."

"… a true winner and a must-read for parents. The value of the word 'no' is underrated today and this story is a great reminder to all of the power and value of this simple word," said Cheryl Markland, Senior Consultant Childhood Evangelism and Discipleship, Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.

"Little Jimmy and the Spoiled Rotten Banana"
By Karen Anderson Holcomb
ISBN: 9781512799002 (softcover); 9781512799019 (eBook)
Available at the WestBow Press Online Bookstore, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble

About the author

Karen Anderson Holcomb has a Master of Arts degree in Communication from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Ft. Worth, TX) and undergraduate degrees in theatre and journalism. She ministered for eight years in Christian repertory theatre and served as a staff artist at Southwestern. She is an accomplished writer, with 20 years of experience in writing dramatic scripts for performance, and Bible and missions curriculum, published by the National Woman's Missionary Union and LifeWay Christian Resources. She grew up on a farm in Barnesville, Georgia, with her parents and two sisters. She and her husband Bron have two teenaged sons and live in Canton, North Carolina.

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