Frog's Rainy-Day Story and Other Fables
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What is Frog to do when the letters he is using to write a story rebel and begin marching off the page? What choices will Gander make when his plans for the day are disrupted by an invitation from the king?

Learn about these and other amusing adventures in Frog’s Rainy-Day Story and Other Fables, a delightfully entertaining and attractively illustrated book of eight fables that whimsically contrasts the wisdom of today’s world with the wisdom of God’s Word. Created by husband and wife team Michael James Dowling (author) and Sarah Buell Dowling (illustrator), this full color, 72-page, hardcover book will warm hearts and tickle minds. The entire family will want to read this delightful volume together again and again. Children will love the entertaining and instructive stories, embellished by more than forty colorful illustrations. Adults will chuckle as they see many of their own behaviors mirrored in the insightful tales. Frog’s Rainy-Day Story and Other Fables makes a great gift and coffee table book. It is sure to stimulate lively discussions about how some of the predominate themes of our current culture contrast with a Christian worldview. A complementary “Burrowing Deeper” study guide with thought-provoking questions about each fable is available as a free download from . This is an ideal learning resource for personal reflection, family devotions, home school studies, Christian school and church Sunday school classes, and small group discussions.

The eight delightfully entertaining and attractively illustrated stories in Frog's Rainy-Day Story and Other Fables whimsically contrast the "wisdom" of today's world with the wisdom of God's Word. The whole family will enjoy these timely tales of timeless truth.


Michael J. Dowling provides award-winning professional writing and publishing-assistance services to thought leaders. In addition to ghostwriting and editing dozens of books over the past twenty years, he is the author of Boosting Your Pet’s Self-Esteem, a humorous satire of the self-esteem craze published by MacMillan, and Flip Along Fun, an interactive, educational children’s flip book that received the internationally respected Mom’s Choice Award. From 1987 to 1999. Michael served on the staff of Trinity Presbyterian Church, a 1000-member PCA church in Charlottesville, VA. Prior to 1986, he held leadership positions in a variety of business corporations in the Boston area. Michael earned an MBA degree from Columbia Business School in New York City, where he was a Harriman Scholar, and an engineering degree from the University of Florida in Gainesville.

Sarah Buell Dowling is an award-winning artist and illustrator. After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, she continued her post-graduate studies at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, Massachusetts, and in private workshops with numerous nationally recognized artists. Recognition for Sarah’s art includes First Prize in Watermedia at the Biennale National Exhibition 2015 in Hilton Head, South Carolina, as well as various awards from the Georgia Watercolor Society, the Southern Watercolor Society, the Watercolor Society of Alabama, and other organizations. Sarah has illustrated three books and several children’s toys. One set of stacking blocks received the Toys of the Year award from Parenting Magazine; another was chosen as a Children’s Book of the Month Club Main Selection.