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Calling All Children

Ages: Infant to 8 yrs old

Thursday, April 23, 2009

*Calling ALL grandparents, parents, uncles, aunts…all who have precious young children*

What is the best gift you can give?

Whenever I was talking with children and asked them this question, there was always an assortment of answers. When the child was finished sharing and asked for my answer, I’d faithfully respond: *Time*

There’s nothing better than spending time with children. Having them jump on my lap and sink into my chest, to excitingly anticipate a story told by grandpa.

Wondering what to purchase for a gift?

God, has blessed me with a gift. A gift to write children’s books. With His guidance, the pages in my books are filled with dynamic illustrations and each story is told to snag the attention of the little ones. The stories include a powerful life-skill message to share and teach in a fun way.

Not such a bad way for me to spend time with the ones I love. I cannot think of a better thing to do with my time than to read a story with my grandchild on my lap.

Interested in purchasing one or all of my books from the “All God’s Critters Series”? Just click HERE to order.

Still not sure if you should purchase one of my books?

Please, read what other customers whom purchased my books are saying:

“I love this story! I love the message behind it. I love the importance of patience that it conveys. Just like Jay Miller's other book, "Sal and Sally", it is wonderfully written and enjoyable to read. There is a message of family, commitment to an idea, a dream, a hope, a desire. Don't pass this book up. My children love it and even like reading it themselves. This is just the starting off point of what is showing to be a great line of books that I am sure will continue to prove themselves excellent.”>Filiocht<

“How can you go wrong with the message in this story? It is fun to read and the kids haven't tired of hearing it read to them. Catchy "jingles"!”>J. Poole “Poolio”

“This is a very entertaining children's book with great illustrations that make the kids laugh:)” >Chase Bryce<

“Wow, what a charming story. My son loves this book. Our family enjoys singing with the story. You are never too young or too old to stop wishing and dreaming. The power of possitive thinking. Great Bed Time Story. "Think Happy Thoughts" Can't wait for the next one.”>J. Vanover<

“My kids love this book. Bingo's song is one that will catch on and stick, and I liked the message behind the story, of family, giving, and friendship. We could all take a lesson from Bingo!” >Shell Bell<

“This great little book is a favorite in our house. The story is happy, friendly, and quick. The sing-song is one your kids will be drawn to over and over again and gets stuck in your head.
Aside from all the fun is a clear message about family and the importance of giving. Your kids will surely enjoy this book.”
>W. Lohman<

“Absolutely delightful ! Jay Miller's wonderful imagination and sense of prose makes Bingo the Banjo Picking Bear an excellent choice.
This book is beautifully illustrated and Bingo will steal your heart with every turn of the page.
I will enjoy sharing it for years to come.”
>Margie Adams<

“Bingo the Banjo Picking Bear is a delightful story for kids set in rhyming verse and song. Its full-color illustrations are comically appealing as well as tender, and blend well with the storyline. It touches on real-life lessons of growing old, being kind to others, and replacing bad habits with good ones. Highly recommended!”

“I bought this book for my son Cary who has autism. He really loved the story and the pictures. He particularly thought that it was funny when Sal and Sally get stuck in a bubble and Nasty Nick, a shark who wants to eat them, cannot pop the bubble and get to them. It was a lot of fun and now he is reading it by himself!” >Dawn Wolfson<

“Kids will wear this one out choosing their favorite happy fish. The little fish come alive in this fun and colorful story. Toddlers will mimic the cute fish blowing bubbles, so get your camera ready! Jay Miller has truly captured the simple pleasure of a child in this one.” >Parent of 2<

“This is a wonderful toddler book. The story is so cute and the illustrations are adorable. I give this book 5 stars & 2 thumbs up. Looking forward to the next book in the series.” >S. Poole<

“Opal, Herby and Squeaky is the third book for children by author Jay Miller. I was gifted with signed copies of all three of his books by Jay Miller himself for my darling grandsons and what a delightful blessing the books are! All three of Jay's books (Bingo the Banjo Picking Bear; Sal and Sally; and Opal, Herby and Squeaky) share Christian values with a strong moral lesson to be learned in a simple yet charming way. The illustrations are colorful and fun and the stories easy to read. Plus lyrics to songs by and about story characters are included at the end of the story that the kids can sing and play around with which is fun.

Of all three of Jay Miller's books (Bingo the Banjo Picking Bear; Sal and Sally; Opal Herby and Squeaky); Opal, Herby and Squeaky is my favorite. Don't get me wrong, all three books are fun but Opal, Herby and Squeaky made me laugh the most.

The book starts out with Opal the furry black kitten needing a home. So she did what any sensible Christian kitten would do, she prayed for a home and was granted one IF she could catch a little gray mouse. In Opal's new home, she was quite serious about her job to catch the naughty little gray mouse named Squeaky who is stealing all the food from the other home's resident, the little red weiner dog named Herby.

Herby the weiner dog is happy Opal has come to live with them and wants to be friends and share his food with her but there is no food to share because that greedy mouse Squeaky steals it all every night. Opal prays for help to catch the naughty mouse and God answers that he will help her but that Opal must offer Squeaky a chance to repent from his naughty ways once she's caught him.

After Opal catches Squeaky the mouse, he does repent from his naughty ways, gives back all the food he stole and the three animals become best friends. The owner is amazed that a kitten, a dog and a mouse are best friends and they all praise God who has made such a thing possible!

Opal, Herby and Squeaky is best for younger readers. My nine year old grandson considered himself "too old" for it (his words!). But I think younger readers will enjoy the story and I think the bright colorful illustrations should really capture their attention too.”
>T. Wilson<

Now are you interested in buying one or all of my books?

Please click HERE to purchase. Just follow the simple navigation instructions and VERY SOON you will have your very own book(s) to share with the children you love.

Gosh, I can just feel the warmth of their little bodies snuggling up close to mine as I read…

Enjoy, and God bless;

Jay Miller
Inspirational Writer of Children Literature
All God’s Critters Series


  1. Isn't it just grand to hold those copies of books in your hands? I just received copies of the second in my series - the Junior Geography Detective Squad, 50-state, mystery, trivia series - State of Quarries - and I tell you it feels so cool to hold the second one in my hands. It makes me feel authentic about being an author now. Good luck with your books - E :)

    Elysabeth Eldering
    Author of the Junior Geography Detective Squad (JGDS), 50-state, mystery, trivia series

    STATE OF WILDERNESS, Book 1 of 50 now available.
    STATE OF QUARRIES, book 2 of 50 now available
    STATE OF RESERVATIONS, book 3 of 50 coming 2009


    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/jgdsseries/ (series newsletter forum)