“THE CULVERT CATS”, a book for all ages, invites the reader to walk in the shoes of little children throughout our world today that are left helpless and all alone due to the attitudinal changes by adults in our society. Instead of showering mankind with actions of love, the focus on self gratification has established an all too familiar pattern that is posing , not only immediate problems, but threatens the very fiber of society.
Thus, it is no longer shocking to hear about the numbers of abused and neglected children increasing on a daily basis. Just like the Culvert Cats, unless loving arms are wrapped around these displaced and troubled precious little ones, their futures are bleak, indeed.
Therefore, solutions to this critical issue may call upon adults in society to be open minded and accepting of the new definition of family. The face of the American Family will cross all boundary lines in its reformation; meaning biological definitions will no longer exist. “Loving thy neighbor as thy self”, will be the only thing that matters; requiring a nation of abundance to share with all God’s children.
As the tender story of “THE CULVERT CATS” unfolds, the reader will be captivated by not only the challenges and emotions connected with the act of survival, but mesmerized by the beautiful illustrations drawn by the students at Cherokee Middle School. Although just children, their drawings will immediately cause the reader to realize they have truly internalized the feelings of a child being helpless and alone in a dark scary world.
Also, it is important to note that each child was encouraged to express his/her own creativity when drawing the pictures. This allowed their feelings to go deep without restrictions that a professional illustrator follows on the path to perfection. It will be obvious to the reader when the story characters appear a bit different on each page; depending on which child’s drawings are being viewed. They beautifully captured the moods and attitudes brought on by internal conflict and prejudices within the human mind. No matter the lack of uniformity, the reader will easily follow the flow of the story as it unfolds in a very exciting and creative manner.
Last, above all, it is important to point out how this wonderful group of young illustrators understood the Fruit of the Spirit; love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. In doing so, they have set the bar very high as an example for those older than themselves to follow. They rejoiced at the opportunity of illustrating a story written for the elderly in the community; an enormous act of loving their neighbors as themselves! At the same time, they addressed with maturity beyond their years, the plight of many children in the world today.
It is with great pleasure that you are invited to download to your technical device this important story and share it with an older person in the community. Young and old alike will appreciate it from beginning to end.