Kids Books™

Tommy The Turtle™ is a growing series of books aimed at children who face a wide number of life challenges. Challenges ranging from being bullied at school, facing depression or anxiety, being disabled or handicapped, going through troubled times at home and possibly facing divorce, handling a new life after divorce, coping with alopecia (hair loss), the virtues of learning how to forgive others that have hurt you, the virtues of hard work and humility, understanding the First Amendment better in peer pressure situations. The Author, Chris Griswold, even tackles social media issues faced today by our children. Chris is himself a father of 3 children….

Tommy The Turtle™ is a robust series of books, all published on Amazon, and easily affordable and collectable at only $12.50 each. Browse below to find the right books for your child. Remember to check back periodically as more books are published in due course (20 written so far) and don’t forget to tell your friends and family how to find their own, helpful books here at tommytheturtle.net.

 

 

 

TOMMY THE TURTLE: MEETS TROY

(About kids beginning to hear “divorce” word at home)

This children’s story is the first in a series of (currently 17, and growing) books aimed at children who face a wide number of life challenges. Challenges range from being bullied at school, facing depression or anxiety, being disabled or handicapped, going through troubled times at home and possibly facing divorce, handling a new life after divorce, and coping with alopecia (hair loss). Also, the series includes learning the virtues of forgiveness toward others that have hurt you, the virtues of hard work and humility, and even understanding the First Amendment better in peer pressure situations as well as other situations. It’s a robust series of books. As the title above hints, a little boy named Troy (a character I named after my oldest son) kicks off the series when he meets a very old, wise, 150 year old turtle named “Tommy the Turtle” whom he confides in about the growing troubles and rumblings he observes at home between his mother and father. You’ll watch Troy respond and react (in his dialogue with Tommy) to his first impressions of hearing his parents use the word “divorce.” Ultimately, Troy will learn what “divorce” means, how he’s not to blame for it, and the need to ultimately take responsibility for his own happiness and life choices – while letting his parents do the same. Hopefully, this book helps similarly situated children… PURCHASE BOOK>>>

TOMMY THE TURTLE: HELPS MACKENZIE

(About girls/children having good self-esteem)

This children’s story is the second in a growing series of books aimed at children who face a wide number of life challenges. Challenges ranging from being bullied at school, facing depression or anxiety, being disabled or handicapped, going through troubled times at home and possibly facing divorce, handling a new life after divorce, coping with alopecia (hair loss), the virtues of learning how to forgive others that have hurt you, the virtues of hard work and humility, understanding the First Amendment better in peer pressure situations – and even social media issues faced today by our children. And others. It’s a robust series of books.

As the title above hints, a little girl named Mackenzie (a character named after my own daughter) continues the series when she confides in “Tommy the Turtle” (a very old, wise, intuitive, 150 year old turtle) about her secret, debilitating lack of self-esteem and self-worth on the night of the big school dance – which Tommy tries to encourage Mackenzie through. Like too many young girls, despite her God-given inner and outer natural beauty (which the other girls and boys in her class express their respective, latent envy and admiration of), she ultimately and sadly (at the very last minute, on her front porch in the rain) calls off her dream, dance date with her crush and ultimate true love, Sam.

Years later, Mackenzie’s destiny will unexpectedly hold a second chance to finally fall in love with Sam – all while remembering, and now finally believing, Tommy’s good words which he gave her on that rainy night, now long ago. In the process, she will finally come to believe and accept, for herself, the fact that she is both very worthy and beautiful. Hopefully, this book helps similarly situated girls… PURCHASE BOOK>>>

Tommy the Turtle: Counsels Vance

(About kids being bullied)

This children’s story is the third in a growing series of books aimed at children who face a wide number of life challenges. These challenges range from being bullied at school, facing depression or anxiety, being disabled or handicapped, going through troubled times at home and possibly facing divorce, handling a new life after divorce, coping with alopecia (hair loss), the virtues of learning how to forgive others that have hurt you, the virtues of hard work and humility, understanding the First Amendment better in peer pressure situations, and even social media issues faced today by our children, and others. It’s a robust series of books.

As the title above hints, a little boy named Vance (a character named after my own, youngest son) continues the series when he confides in “Tommy the Turtle” (a very old, wise, intuitive, 150 year old turtle) about his secret saga of being bullied at school. Like too many children, Vance is attempting to deal with a bully on his own, without availing himself of the help and resources that his teachers, school counselor, and his own family can provide. A potentially dangerous and helpless situation for any child〜

Tommy arms Vance with thought processes and strategies to lessen the bully’s grip upon him and his well-being. Vance learns that, in simply talking to Tommy (or any trustworthy adult) about being bullied, he’s already taken the most important step in breaking free from being bullied. Tommy even gives Vance insight into the mental and emotional motivations of his bully. Hopefully, this book helps similarly situated children〜 PURCHASE BOOK>>>

Tommy the Turtle: Heals with Molly

(About children holding onto their dreams during sickness)

This heartfelt book is dedicated to children dealing with illness-may they hold on to their dreams…

This children’s story is the fourth in a growing series of books aimed at children who face a wide number of life challenges. These challenges range from being bullied at school, facing depression or anxiety, being disabled or handicapped, going through troubled times at home and possibly facing divorce, handling a new life after divorce, coping with alopecia (hair loss), the virtues of learning how to forgive others that have hurt you, the virtues of hard work and humility, understanding the First Amendment better in peer pressure situations, and even social media issues faced today by our children, and others. It’s a robust series of books.

This time, Tommy himself tackles the deadly combination of both a life-threatening medical condition and loneliness during his long hospital stay – something that sadly isn’t uncommon in our new world from 2020 onward. It’s sadly a predicament currently faced not only by our young children, but people of every age. Either way, it’s all too common and a potentially dangerous and helpless situation for any child…

As the story progresses, Tommy not only finds companionship during the midst of his long, lonely, medical ordeal, but he also finds a “purpose” to keep on fighting – a purpose to help others. Companionship and purpose thereafter combine to become the source of much needed hope, not only for Tommy and Molly, but for the others that they together help. Tommy ultimately prevails on all fronts.

Purpose, companionship and hope are something our kids (and, really all of us) need, whether or not they are sick. Hopefully, this book helps similarly situated children…〜 PURCHASE BOOK>>>

TEDDY’S NEW LIFE

(About disabled children self-actualizing, despite disability)

From the seat of his wheelchair, Teddy makes a huge difference in his school and community, while discovering his own dream from the skills, talents and abilities that lay hidden within him. A story that speaks to us all, about hope, self-discovery, and self-actualization. PURCHASE BOOK>>>


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