New Xulon Juvenile Fiction: A Squirrel’s Journey To Discover His Purpose From God

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Bessie Wilkerson pens an exciting tale of a hungry squirrel in search of what it eats

The Hungry Squirrel

Everything under the sun has a reason for being created and its creator God had a reason when he created it

Within the pages of Bessie Wilkerson’s new book, The Hungry Squirrel, ($11.99, paperback, 9781498458047; $22.99, paperback, 9781498458054; $5.99, e-book, 9781498458061) is a whimsical story for children – teaching about God's divine nature as he gave every living creature a purpose and specific need. The story features a squirrel searching for what it was created to eat. He goes on a journey of trial and error to find his match made in heaven. The squirrel encounters all types of animals and not only learns what they eat, but finally what he should eat – acorns. Through this thought-provoking story, children will become interested in God's power and how animals are important to life.

“Everything under the sun has a reason for being created and its creator God had a reason when he created it,” states the author. “Children will learn in a fun way what animals eat and that when creation follows God’s plan, it all works out best.”

Author, Bessie “Terry” Wilkerson is an ordained minister and enjoys teaching God’s word. In 2002 Bessie earned a Master of Education degree in Psychological Studies from Cambridge College. She has worked in the Early Childhood Education/Human Services field for three decades. Bessie is a PK (preacher’s kid) and loves the Lord. She enjoys singing and writing children’s books. She credits God for giving her this book idea in a dream.

Illustrator, Richard “Ty” Schafrath earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in drawing from Ohio State University. He credits a visit to MGM Studios and the Feature Animation Studios Tour in Orlando to ultimately changing the course of his life. After numerous setbacks, Ty landed a job with Nickelodeon Animation Studios in Hollywood as a Storyboard Artist. He has illustrated several books and is a freelance story boarder, painter, and caricature artist.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 15,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order The Hungry Squirrel through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through,, and

Media Contact: Bessie Wilkerson
Email: wilkerson.bessie(at)yahoo(dot)com

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