New Children’s Book Teaches Children and Adults About Choices, Mistakes and Saving Grace

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Author Laura Joy Pewitt illustrates this important lesson through the adventures of a baby sea turtle

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Who among us has never made a bad choice, a mistake that takes us down the wrong path? Who couldn’t use a saving grace when we’ve gone astray?

Sea turtles are equipped with the natural instinct of following the light of the moon in order to navigate. Unfortunately, artificial lights along the coast can cause sea turtles to become disoriented, leading them away from the ocean and into danger.

Laura Joy Pewitt thought this was an appropriate metaphor for life. “Who among us has never made a bad choice, a mistake that takes us down the wrong path? Who couldn’t use a saving grace when we’ve gone astray?” She now shares this insightful lesson in the thoughtful and engaging children’s story, “Wally, the Wayward Sea Turtle: A Story About Choices, Mistakes and Saving Grace.”

The story opens on a moonlit beach. The newly-hatched sea turtle, Wally, should be guided to the water by the light of the moon. He sets his sights on the ocean but is quickly distracted by a light along the coast. Wally follows the glow of a streetlight and mistakenly heads off in the wrong direction, where trouble awaits.

Eventually, loving hands carry the helpless sea turtle back to the ocean where he belongs. Pewitt’s tale about a newly hatched sea turtle demonstrates the power of God’s loving grace and is a must-read for children of all ages.

“Children and adults alike can be led astray by the things of this world. We are all vulnerable to it, as vulnerable as a baby sea turtle hatchling,” Pewitt said. “The story of, 'Wally, the Wayward Sea Turtle' speaks to all ages and its spiritual message is gently weaved throughout the tale. Children will find comfort in the rescue and grace offered to Wally by a kind Savior.”

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“Wally, the Wayward Sea Turtle: A Story about Choice, Mistakes and Saving Grace”
By Laura Joy Pewitt
ISBN: 9781512793499 (softcover), 9781512793505 (e-book)
Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Westbow Press

About the author
Laura Joy Anderson Pewitt earned her BS and MS degrees in Elementary Education, with emphasis on early childhood development. She has over 25 years of experience as an educator and a parent. When asked, "What is the most important thing I can do to help my child learn?" her response is, "Read and enjoy books together, and take time to talk with your child about what you've read." She currently resides in a small town near Nashville, Tennessee.

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