Warner Press storybook Pete and Pillar: The Big Rain by Jeffery Stoddard receives 2008 Moonbeam Children's Book Award
ANDERSON, Ind.--Warner Press is pleased to announce that its children's storybook Pete & Pillar: The Big Rain by Jeffery Stoddard, was awarded a 2008 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards Silver Medal in the category of Picture Book – 4-8 Year Old.
Pete & Pillar: The Big Rain teaches children the importance of friendship based on John 15:13. Pete, a mighty diesel truck, and Pillar, a bulldozer, are best friends, even though everybody knows haulers don't talk to diggers. When a major thunderstorm threatens to flood the village, Pete and Pillar's friendship faces the ultimate test and they have to find out if they can count on each other when it matters most.
Jeffery Stoddard has been writing and illustrating for over twenty years for ministries nationwide. In addition to Pete & Pillar: The Big Rain, his works include Skid & the Too Tiny Tunnel (Warner Press, available January 2009), illustrations for The Garden Wall (Warner Press) and projects for Focus on the Family. He and his wife, Keli, have three grown children and live in Colorado Springs. Stoddard hopes that ragged copies of Pete & Pillar will still be on children's bookshelves in 20 years—just like his copy of Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel.
About the Moonbeam Awards
Presented by Jenkins Group and Independent Publisher Online, the Moonbeam Children's Book Awards are designed to bring increased recognition to exemplary children's books and their creators, and to support childhood literacy and life-long reading. Gold, silver, and bronze medals are awarded in 30 categories covering the full range of subjects, styles and age groups that children's books are written and published in today. For more information, visit www.moonbeamawards.com.
About Warner Press
For more than 125 years, Warner Press has been serving the Christian industry. Warner Press produces children's products, church resources and boxed-card assortments. Warner Press is committed to excellence in developing and marketing products and services based on scriptural truths, to evangelize, educate, nurture, inspire and unite the whole people of God.
Warner Press is headquartered in Anderson, Ind. and is a not-for-profit organization.
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