Teusy, the Little Mouse
That Almost Missed the
pointing to Noah in the rainbow while Grandma Jane explains the
meaning of the rainbow
Little Mouse That Almost Missed the Boat. This is the original charming and
captivating story of Noah and Teusy’s adventures on the ark. Grandma Jane and her grandson found
(pronounced “2-C”) entertaining and pleasantly instructive during a quiet
moment at a family gathering. The
above picture was captured during a birthday party for Isaiah’s
grandfather. Notice that Isaiah is
pointing to Noah in the rainbow picture while Grandma Jane explains the
meaning of the rainbow. Isaiah was quite excited about the way God preserved
Noah and his family when the flood overwhelmed the world. Later Isaiah was able to color the many
pictures the artist, Calie Middleton, drew for boys and girls. This is an eighty page, comb-bound book.
Read the book’s Preface
below to read how God used the story of the flood and my son to change a
little boy’s life many years ago. You
will want to read the story of Teusy to your children, grandchildren and
neighbors. Footnotes help coordinate
the Biblical events with Teusy’s adventures. For a short time an extra copy of the
colorful 8 ½ by 11 picture of Noah and the Rainbow, suitable for framing,
is being offered with the purchase of Teusy,
the Little Mouse That Almost Missed the Boat. You don’t want to miss this opportunity!!
This is an unusual preface.
It’s a story. Of what value is the telling of the story
of the flood and the ark to children? What will it accomplish? One evening the telling of that story at
our dinner table produced a surprising development. Let me tell you what happened.
Our family practiced having
“devotions” at every meal. This
involved reading and memorizing Scripture and telling Bible stories. One evening was special.
We had two little guests. These were the children of a gentleman who
had hired me to care for them and this was their first experience in our
family. They were obviously untaught
in the Word and were quite impressed.
For this evening’s story I
chose Genesis six through nine. When
I told the children that God destroyed every living thing, Warren was
“That was mean of God to
kill all those people!” he exclaimed.
“But don’t forget, Warren,
that God had been warning them for one hundred years. They should have listened and obeyed God.
They should have gotten on the ark like
Noah told them to.” Incensed, he
responded, “Oh, that’s why they drowned. They should have listened to God.”
“Yes,” I told him, “but
it’s good to realize that the ark is a picture of how God saves us. We do bad things, too, and God’s own son
was put to death on a cross. He died
in our place so we could have our sins forgiven and we can go to heaven. That’s like the ark God provided to save
Noah and the bad people of his day just like God provided Jesus to save
I wasn’t sure he understood
all I had said but, now, it was time to go to bed so off they all went.
The bedrooms were all
upstairs. Not long after the
children went to bed, my son Dale, called down over the banister, “Mother,
Warren, has something to tell you.”
My first thought (why do we
think negatively so often!) was, “Now what? Just another excuse for staying up longer.
Then aloud I asked, “What does he
want to tell me?”
“Well, we talked about the
flood and the ark and Warren said he wanted to accept Jesus as his
saviour,” Dale replied.
You can imagine my surprise
and joy that Warren was now a real part of our family. But there was another reason for my joy:
my son, Dale, had led Warren to the Lord! That would put joy in any mother’s heart,
wouldn’t it? And the change in
Warren was obvious.
In fact, just remembering
that episode gives me joy right now. Do you wonder why I got excited when God
gave me the story of Teusy?
Oh, may our dear Lord bless
you as he blessed me
Dorothy E. Kreiss Robbins
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Calie is a wonderful artist.
She is now doing birthday cards using the picture of the person whose
birthday it is. Contact Calie using my e-mail address: email@example.com
Calie Middleton has been
drawing since childhood. She attended Portland Museum Art School where she
was a Gold Key Art Awards participant as well as took classes at Shasta
College in Redding, California, where she makes her home. She has won many
awards but disparages them because "It's all the Lord's doing."
Calie prefers pencil
renderings and colored pencil drawing. Some of her activities as an artist
are: Illustration of children's books, calligraphy for QCI international,
creating the "Teddy Bears" for Elizabeth Dewar's greeting cards,
illustrating the Speakers Bureau brochure for Shasta College of Redding as
well as their retirement posters, created and illustrated Creation
Evidences, a slide series, and Teusy (of course!).
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