ABOUT THE BOOK:
God Did Make Little Green Apples is a delightful story with charming characters who teach a simple message about how unkind words and bullying can deeply hurt others. Readers will learn that judging others by their outward appearance is wrong; rather, we should look inward to the heart and always ask ourselves, "What would 'King Golden' do?"
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
For author Cecelia Assunto, writing has always been a part of her life. As a teenager, she was a columnist for her school newspaper. Later she began to write poems for loved ones as well as skits and Bible studies for her church. In fact, Assunto first penned God Did Make Little Green Apples as a skit for a ladies' retreat over fifteen years ago! Only recently did she pull out that old skit from so long ago and put it into rhyme for a children's book. Cecelia Assunto, a retired accounting clerk, lives in New Hampshire with her number one supporter, Joe, with whom she will soon celebrate fifty years of marriage. She has been blessed with three children: Joe, Mike, and Andrea; and additionally blessed with five grandsons: Michael, Nicholas, Nino, Anthony, and Joey. **** ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR: Darcey DeMatte learned to draw before she learned to walk. "Drawing is like breathing to me," she admits. "When I hear a story, I see pictures. It's who I am." Darcey has illustrated several children's books including two that she both wrote and illustrated. With the love of her life and a menagerie of furry children, Darcey makes her home in Hudson Valley, New York, surrounded by their five children and two grandsons.