Snippet number six from 'The Naturals', The Story of Sunny'

There are ten stories within my book, 'The Naturals': The Story of Cloudy, Snowy, Windy, Moony, Hailstones, Sunny, Rainbow, Rainy, Starry and Earth. To be read to 4-10 year olds so that they may feel the connection with our Natural World. Once they can feel that our Natural World is alive and compassionate and looking after us all, they will want to look after it!

Here is a snippet from 'The Story of Sunny':

'Little Mole was walking really slowly and he could hear that the rest of his family were a long way up ahead. He was day-dreaming about his favourite mud-slide game, and how it would now be in perfect condition for sliding down, after all the pouring Rainy had done this morning. He hoped that horrid Sunny stayed away, so as not to harden up all that delicious mud!...

...Little Mole waited patiently in the deep puddle of water for the water to disappear down to his tummy, for he knew he could then wade safely back out again. He glanced up at Sunny smiling down on him and he realised that she was warming up his fur. Little Mole then had one big realisation - that it was SUNNY who was drying up the puddle of water, so that he could be saved! And in exactly the same way that she dries up his muddy mud slide!...'

Do you feel as if you are being washed and dried by the wonderful Rainy and Sunny? I hope you enjoy being rejuvinated by Rainy's showers and Sunny' s drying warmth... until next time...

With love, Sharon x

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Comment by Sharon Petersen on September 23, 2010 at 1:43pm
That's great John, I'm glad the presentation went well and good luck with next Monday, too. I will pop a copy of The Naturals in the post to you first thing in the morning.
All the best, Sharon
Comment by John Thielbahr on September 23, 2010 at 12:11pm
I would love a copy of your book, Sharon, and will be happy to share far and wide. There was great interest in the child care group last Monday and I gave them the Amazon link. Next Monday, I talk to the parents who send their kids to the child care group I spoke with last Monday. Should be interesting. More sharing. Congrats on your book. I hope Sara will do a review. We are trying to organize a book club. All the best, jt
Comment by Sharon Petersen on September 17, 2010 at 5:03pm
Hi John, here is the snippet that is 'awaiting approval' for you to see first.

The Naturals, with all ten stories inside, is in hardback with 170 pages and includes more than 50 beautiful illustrations. There are thought-provoking questions at the end of each story, so children get to think for themselves about the possibility of a good intention and purpose behind the actions of our Natural World.

My book is now available in the US from for $18-£20. Please feel free to check out my website at

Here is a snippet from 'The Story of Rainbow':

'As Sam and his family bundled into the car, he looked up at the sky to the twinkling Starries and made this wish: 'Starry, please can I see Rainbow?' Whenever Sam saw a Starry, he always had the same wish. He had seen Rainbow in books and on posters, on walls and on the television. But NEVER had he seen one for himself up in the sky. He didn't actually believe Rainbow existed, although he knew Mum and Dad wouldn't tell him tales.'...

...'Starry listened. Rainbow was ready and waiting for Sunny and Rainy to clash together, before she could show her colours to Sam, but they were both busy doing important jobs around the world.
'Washing, drying, washing, drying - that's all they do all the time', Rainbow though impatiently. She knew how important it was to show herself to Sam before his eyesight grew too weak for him to see her. She decided to think hard to hatch a plan which would help Sam's wish come true...'...

Can you feel all The Naturals looking after you - with their coincidences? Or does a random and unfeeling Universe spring to mind sometimes? In either instance, look for the love behind ALL happenings - as it WILL be there x

Comment by Sharon Petersen on September 17, 2010 at 4:09pm
Hi John,
That would be fantastic, thank you. Yes, my book is available - it was published three weeks ago here in the UK and is now (as of a few days ago) available in the US on (between $18-$20).
Robyn from C&NN asked if I could send a copy to Sara St. Antoine (C&NN book reviewer) which I did four weeks ago. I would gladly send you a copy if you like, John.
ps. I will post another snippet in a minute for you.
Comment by John Thielbahr on September 17, 2010 at 1:29pm
Sharon, these are wonderful. I will be making a presentation to a child care network on Monday and plan on mentioning your book. Remind me again when it will be published.....or is it already available? John

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