I bet you MIGHT remember The VeggieTales. They were oh, SO popular when my daughter was a toddler. We watched the DVDs over and over and over. Well, the co-creator of The VeggieTales has been a busy bee. He has written a new series of books called The Dead Sea Squirrels. Today begins a Kickstarter for this book series to become a television series.
The launch of The Dead Sea Squirrels‘ Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign began today to create a new series for a new generation. I for one am excited about this venture. If 8,000 people give $25 each, we would have enough for an entire episode! Visit the Kickstarter campaign to learn how to donate.
The Dead Sea Squirrels tells the story of Merle and Pearl, 2,000-year-old squirrels from Israel who were petrified in sea salt in the caves of the Dead Sea, where 12-year-old Michael discovers them 2000 years later and sneaks them into his backpack to bring them home. The zany adventures of this salty couple and their new friend are full of adventure, humor, and character-building lessons. And just as with VeggieTales, Nawrocki once again uses high-quality animation to teach biblical principles that families can trust. If the co-creator of The VeggieTales is involved in this venture, it will be a series you want your child to watch.
THE FIRST EPISODES
The first episodes of, the new series will be based on the already published book series, The Dead Sea Squirrels book series. One Sonya’s Happenings… reader will win a complete set of these books.
Book One: Squirreled Away
Mike Nawrocki, co-creator of VeggieTales, is back! In the first installment of this hilarious new chapter-book series, ten-year-old Michael and his friend Justin sneak into the Dead Sea caves near the archaeological dig where Michael’s dad is working. Michael finds two 2,000-year-old squirrels petrified in sea salt. Hijinks ensue as Michael tries to bring them back to the U. S., hidden in his backpack. What Michael thinks are just cool souvenirs may turn out to be something much more! The Dead Sea Squirrels series is humorous, fun, and filled with character-building lessons.
Book Two: Boy Meets Squirrels
The Dead Sea Squirrels are alive! In book 2 of Mike Nawrocki’s hilarious new series, the two petrified squirrels Michael brought home from Israel are awake and ready to dive into the 21st century. Turns out, the squirrels lived during the time of Jesus and love sharing the lessons they learned from his teaching in their own quirky way. Missteps and misadventures abound as Merle and Pearl help Michael and his friends confront a bully, using lessons from the Sermon on the Mount.
Book Three: Nutty Study Buddies
The Dead Sea Squirrels are . . . actually pretty good at math! When Michael finds himself struggling through his math class, Pearl Squirrel offers to help him study, but will Michael accept Pearl’s assistance or head to the roller rink with his human friends? Michael learns the value of hard work.
Book Four: Squirrelnapped!
The Dead Sea Squirrels are missing! Well, Pearl is. Michael is enjoying his first Saturday of the school year, teaching Merle and Pearl to play soccer?in the house! A stray ball smashes his mom’s prized elephant lamp, and Michael sees the chance to lay blame on his little sister. He and the squirrels head to the park to play. When the man in the suit and sunglasses shows up and snatches Pearl, Michael’s friends, and family band together to try to get her back! Michael learns the value of honesty.
Book Five: Tree-mendous Trouble
Fancy costumes, an upgraded hamster house, and a dinner invitation? Sounds like Merle and Pearl are really coming up in the world now that they’re settling into the 21st century. But maybe this invitation to share acorns with new friends isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. It’s another hilarious adventure with Merle and Pearl as they learn that kindness counts, even when you’re facing your biggest (and fluffiest) nemesis.
Book Six: Whirly Squirrelies
What do homework, Michael’s new favorite video game, and a pair of drones have in common? They’re all competing for the gang’s attention. Join Michael, Merle, and Pearl for some high-flying adventures as they learn that self-control might save your grades . . . and your friends.
Doesn’t this series look like it would a wonderful way to spend some time with your child? Well, I’ll be totally honest— I’d LOVE it if I had a little one to watch The Dead Sea Squirrels with. Would you consider backing their Kickstarter? If 8,000 people give $25 each, they would have enough for an entire
ON TO THE GIVEAWAY
As I said before, I have a set of The Dead Sea Squirrels books to giveaway. This giveaway is open to the United States only and will end 2-22-21. The winner must respond to the winning email within 48 hours or I will have to draw a new winner. This is a rafflecopter giveaway, so please give the form time to load.
***Many thanks to folks at The Dead Sea Squirrels and Momentum Influencer Network for providing this product/product information for review. Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. Although I received a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post, all opinions are my own.***
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