Little Mustard Seed Stories
Little Mustard Seed
Planting Little Seeds
For Big Growth

Little Mustard Seed Stories

Title of series: “The Little Mustard Seed Stories”
Subtitle: “Planting Little Seeds for Big Growth”
Author: Cheryl Scanlan
Illustrator: Patricia Collins Broun
Contact: info@wayoflifecoaching.com

Tested on 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders with great success. The plots engage and hold children interest with brief vivid descriptions and just enough repetition as they journey across their backyards, climb up mountains, trek through forests, wade rushing waters and even float in the clouds.

The series leverages the innate curious engagement a child has with nature to encourage the development of "Young Explorers" - learners about God’s creation and "Worshipers" – beholders of the wonder and glory of God Himself. The verses opening each story assist parents with understanding the Scriptural Truth behind each story while the science lessons available as free downloads assist parents with exploring the nature element.

Book I: Parable of the Silly Sheep
Planting Seeds of Obedience
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Testimonial: "I had tears in my eyes when I finished...thinking of my Good Shepherd. This story is sure to delight children & parents alike. Truly a testimony that God works mightily through our suffering if we only open our eyes! Cheryl's writing is so poetic and 'real'. I'm looking forward to the future books & sharing them with anyone in my path."
-Becky Smith, Homeschool Mom, North Carolina

Summary: Champ’s zest for living and natural leadership skills get him into a lot of trouble. He’s too big for his britches in a darling sort of way. Before long he has led his friend and himself into a very dangerous situation. His concern for his friend and the sense of responsibility at having brought them into trouble helps Champ learn the value of listening to the voice of authority – just in time to save both himself and his friend.

Explorer: Children learn that baby sheep are called lambs and that boy lambs grow up to be rams with horns. They also learn the role of a both the sheep dog and the shepherd to guide sheep, who by nature, are dumb creatures. Children learn what sheep eat, and that they will overeat. They also learn that sheep will stray and are completely dependent on their shepherd’s voice for guidance. In the story, many of a sheep’s behavior as they interact in the fold are portrayed accurately and with a child-like animation, including harassing adults, butting heads, frolicking and exploration.

This book is available in the following formats:
  • Ebook - $5.99, Be green! Save yourself shipping! Purchase the ebook and immediately begin enjoying the adventures! As an added incentive, we'll include the MP3 recording for free to the first 100 orders of "Parable of the Silly Little Sheep! [EPUB format]
  • MP3 Digital Audiobook - For $2.99, download a recording of the story, with page turn cues, read by the author herself! Or use during short trips to and from errands. A great opportunity for independent reading for your younger readers!
  • Softcover book - $5.99 plus S&H. For those who like to read books the old fashioned way! Enjoy this page turner anywhere - small enough to carry in a purse, big enough to enjoy the darling illustrations.
  • Plus, all book orders include two printable freebies:
    • Storyboard - Encourage your young artist's interest while developing listening skills in a fun and lasting manner. Free with every book purchase, or available online for $1.00 when sold separately - This 8 1/2 by 11 framable format allows your child to illustrate the story as it is read to them. Save the sheets for framing or future reference - as the child hears the story over and over again illustrating various action components.
    • Explorer Sheets - Free with every book purchase! A Fun Fact Sheet for your young explorer's science development.


Book II: Parable of the Little Maple Seed
Planting Seeds of Trust
Sheep Pic

Summary: Join Little Maple Seed on a journey of trust as he tries to make a very big decision. Scanning the horizon he looks for the best place to land, but is unable to settle on one spot. Realizing that he is just too little to make such big plans, Little Maple Seed asks for help from One Who Makes The Wind Blow. Little Maple Seed's act of trust leads to surprising results!

This book is available in the following formats:
  • Ebook - $5.99, Be green! Save yourself shipping! Purchase the ebook and immediately begin enjoying the adventures! As an added incentive, we'll include the MP3 recording for free to the first 100 orders of "Parable of the Silly Little Sheep! [EPUB format]
  • MP3 Digital Audiobook - For $2.99, download a recording of the story, with page turn cues, read by the author herself! Or use during short trips to and from errands. A great opportunity for independent reading for your younger readers!
  • Softcover book - $5.99 plus S&H. For those who like to read books the old fashioned way! Enjoy this page turner anywhere - small enough to carry in a purse, big enough to enjoy the darling illustrations.
  • Plus, all book orders include two printable freebies:
    • Storyboard - Encourage your young artist's interest while developing listening skills in a fun and lasting manner. Free with every book purchase, or available online for $1.00 when sold separately - This 8 1/2 by 11 framable format allows your child to illustrate the story as it is read to them. Save the sheets for framing or future reference - as the child hears the story over and over again illustrating various action components.
    • Explorer Sheets - Free with every book purchase! A Fun Fact Sheet for your young explorer's science development.

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