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The Three Little Sausages

Three Little Sausages Cover

The Three Little Sausages

A funny, colorful picture book for selective eaters and their parents

By Patrick Dorn
Illustrations by Jaime Buckley

See a Picky Eater “Wolf” Down his Breakfast!

PD4Nate is a picky eater. When his dad takes him to a breakfast buffet, reluctant Nate uses his imagination to “play” with his food, acting out a funny, action-packed version of the Three Little Pigs with sausage links and baked goods.The Three Little Sausages is a whimsical, colorful picture book that encourages children who are “selective” or picky eaters to develop creative eating strategies and expand their menus.

Parents who are looking for resources to help their kids overcome selective eating issues will love the playful, stress-free approach The Three Little Sausages brings to the plate. Jaime Buckley’s illustrations are colorful, bright, and filled with laugh-out-loud goofiness. Patrick Dorn’s story reinforces the warm bonds of love and trust between parent and child, and the transforming power of imagination. You and your child will delight in Big Bad Nate’s hilarious victory over breakfast.

Buy this book at, and start enjoying meals with your picky eater again!

Paperback version also available for $9.99, and a COLORING PAGES version available below.


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The Pebble

The Pebble CoverThis colorful, whimsical, rhyming religious picture book tells the story of David and Goliath from the stone’s point of view. The pebble is lowly and meek, mocked by nearby stones and boulders because it dreams of flying. As part of God’s creation, the pebble trusts that it has value, meaning and purpose. Suddenly, a hand reaches down, picks up the pebble, and propels it into history. Parents and children will love the rhyming narrative and the attractive, simple images. The book includes recommended Bible references and questions encouraging conversation about the value and purpose of all of us, as the beloved of God.


The Pebble, is author Patrick Dorns well-crafted, elegantly distilled version of the David and Goliath story. Told with warmth and simplicity from the unique perspective of the pebble, the result is a childrens version of this familiar tale short enough to hold the attention of any age group without losing any of the important facts or plot points. The heart-warming illustrations add to the appeal of what would certainly be an enjoyable reading opportunity to share with your child. I recommend this book to parents of young children. Expect it to become one of your childs favorite bedtime story choices!

What a delightful book! I read this to my two grandsons and they were very attentive. Both boys (ages 3 and 6) enjoyed the rhyming words, adding some of their own. The younger boy tried to mimic the faces of the rocks, which was quite hilarious! The older grandson and I had a ‘long’ (for a six-year-old boy) discussion about teasing. But then he said, “The rock had his dream come true – he got to fly and help David.” A keeper book! The three of us highly recommend it!


Tell us a story, Grandpa Grimm!

(In development.)

Grandpa Grimm takes care of his grandchildren Rudi and Trudi while their parents are at work. He tells them hilariously inappropriate, ridiculously gruesome, and oddly educational versions of well-known tales, including “The Gingerbread Man,” “The Three Bears,” and more!



Is Jesus Here?

Is Jesus Here Cover(Currently out of print, working on re-publishing)

Age Range: 4 and up
Series: Kids Preschool
Paperback: 31 pages
Publisher: Pauline Books & Media (February 2002)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0819836850
ISBN-13: 978-0819836854
Product Dimensions: 9 x 7 x 0.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 4 ounces

A mother and her children walk through a park, searching for and finding the presence of Jesus in the people they see.