Sunday, June 10, 2012

CURIOSITY CRESCENT An Audrey Amaka Story by Brent Vernon

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South Florida-based author, illustrator, singer, songwriter, and ventriloquist Brent Vernon believes that God can use anyone -- even the most unlikely among us -- to do great things for Him. As a shy kid who struggled to articulate himself, Brent did not envision himself playing concerts and leading worship as he does today. But for the past sixteen years, his concert ministry has inspired many. Brent feels blessed to play about 150 concerts a year. Small country churches, inner city ministries, contemporary suburban churches, elementary school assemblies, college chapels, coffee houses... Brent welcomes every opportunity to share. 

Brent and his sidekick Sam have crisscrossed the U.S. countless times and have performed in Canada, Ireland, and the Caribbean. 
"I have a passion for creative excellence, but I get more excited about connecting with people in meaningful ways. I love that folks find the concerts to be quirky and fun, but -- more than anything -- our time together is about building the Kingdom."

With this in mind, Brent's lyrics are honest and biblically driven, encouraging and admonishing the listener to live a surrendered life. The music itself is energetic and heartfelt, covering a wide range of musical styles.

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About Book

Towering waterfalls, cosmic events, artistic honey bees, and so much more! Curiosity Crescent, with its strange and magnificent wonders, was the one place that "Neckless" Audrey Amaka dreamed of visiting. But when her dream came true, Audrey and her friends found themselves facing a big decision. Put on your hiking boots (or sparkly blue heels) and join Audrey as she learns the importance of obedience and responsibility!

Hardcover:  9"x9"
Pages: 32  
Publisher: Georgie IV Publishing (2012) 
ISBN-10: 0983163812 
ISBN-13: 978-0983163817 
Series: An Audrey Amaka Story #2

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My Thoughts

Audrey Amaka is a very intelligent young girl. Her parents are very proud of their daughter even though she does not have a neck. Yes, she is a neckless giraffe.  

In this story Audrey has a desire to see the world and reads about amazing places she would like to visit.  To her surprise her father arranges a camping trip to take Audrey and two of her friends to one of her favorite places she yearns to see, Curiosity Crescent.  Her father has made it very clear they are to obey him on this trip and follow his rules.  

But with the excitement and beauty of Curiosity Crescent will she be able to obey her father and follow his rules on this trip?

The author teaches the perils of disobeying your parents and proves through Audrey's explorations that parents create rules for a very important reason and that is to protect their children.  Audrey and her friends learns a hard lesson. 

The author added this verse, 
"Children, obey your parts in the Lord, for this is right.  
Honor your father and mother..." 
 Ephesians 6:1&2A 

This illustrations in this book are full of vibrant colors and the artistic creation of the characters pop off the pages and take hold of your heart and imagination.

I highly recommend this book!!

I rated this book 5 out of 5. 

I received a free copy of this book for review by author Brent Vernon for review.  I was in no way compensated for this review.  It is my own opinion.

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