Saturday, June 9, 2012

NECKLESS: The Audrey Amaka Story written & illustrated by Brent Vernon

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About Brent

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.

Genre Christian Pop,  Solo Artist
Hometown Hobe Sound, Florida
Current Location South Florida
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 About Book

Mr. and Mrs. Amaka had high hopes for their unborn baby. Very high hopes. But when little Audrey came into the world without a neck, their dreams were crushed. A neckless giraffe? How could this happen? With the help of her friends Nelson and Doodle, Audrey grows up to learn that God created each one of us uniquely. Standing tall is not the same as being tall. Join Audrey and her sparkly blue high heels on this heartwarming adventure!

"Neckless: The Audrey Amaka Story" is a 32 page, 9"x9" hardback book.

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My Thoughts

This is a darling book about a little baby giraffe, Audrey born to  parents Mr. and Mrs. Amaka.  Mr. and Mrs Amaka had  the longest giraffe necks in the world. The parents are in shock because baby Audrey is neckless I mean she has no neck.  How can that be when her parents have the longest necks ever known. As Audrey grows her neck doesn't. This is a great disappointment to her parents.  But her friends like her just as she is they don't care that  she is neckless. Maybe God has a reason for creating her neckless.

The author writes of this darling little girl that does not meet the expectations of her parents. As she gets older she is very aware of her parents disappointment in her.  But Brent shows how God has given her some amazing friends that see her as she is, a very pretty, kind and caring friend. God created us and wants us to be proud of our image and to reflect His image through us. Like in the song "This Little Light of Mine, I'm Gonna Let It Shine". And that is just what Audrey does in this story.

Do we as parents, grandparents and teachers encourage our children to let their Light Shine.  Have we done things to extinguish that fire that creates their Light?


I highly recommend this darling book!

 I rate this book 5 out of  5 jungle babies!

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


  1. Great selections! Brent seems like a very interesting fellow. I'll have to click on some of those links you provided and check out a bit more.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    1. Hello Holly,
      Thanks for the comment. I will have two more post on him one this afternoon about the ventriloquist in him or shall is say Sam the Dummy.
      Then tomorrow will be a post on his second book about Audrey.

      Have a Blessed Weekend!

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