Flyaway Books’ latest board book offers a modern retelling of the Parable of the Lost Sheep

 

‘100 Sheep’ is the fourth board book published by Flyaway Books

by Flyaway Books | Special to Presbyterian News Service

LOUISVILLE — Flyaway Books is proud to announce the release of “100 Sheep: A Counting Parable,” by co-authors Amy-Jill Levine and Sandy Eisenberg Sasso and illustrator Margaux Meganck.

Adapted from the picture book “Who Counts? 100 Sheep, 10 Coins, and 2 Sons,” “100 Sheeppresents a fresh approach to the Lost Sheep parable. Perfect for gift-giving and church nurseries, the board book encourages readers to build early counting skills while showing them that God’s love finds us wherever we go. “100 Sheep” is ideal for children ages 0-3 and it features bright, detail-oriented artwork. The board book is available for the retail price of $10.

 “100 Sheep” is the fourth board book released by Flyaway Books. Other board books include “God’s Big Plan” by co-authors Elizabeth F. Caldwell and Theodore Hiebert and illustrator Katie Yamasaki; “Baptism Promises” by Carol A. Wehrheim and illustrator Roz Fulcher; and “Dedication Promises” by Carol A. Wehrheim and Roz Fulcher.

About Flyaway Books

Flyaway Books is a picture book program dedicated to themes of diversity, inclusivity, compassion and kindness. For more information, visit www.flyawaybooks.com.

 Amy-Jill Levine, the author of numerous acclaimed books, is University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies, and Professor of New Testament Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School and College of Arts and Science. “A Very Big Problem” and her parable retellings “Who Counts?” andThe Marvelous Mustard Seed,” all cowritten with Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, were named Junior Library Guild Selections.

​Sandy Eisenberg Sasso is the Director of Religion, Spirituality and the Arts Initiative at Indiana University–Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI) Arts and Humanities Institute, as well as Rabbi Emerita of Congregation Beth-El Zedeck. Her many children’s books include “A Very Big Problem,” “Who Is My Neighbor?,” “The Marvelous Mustard Seed,” and “Who Counts?,” all cowritten with Amy-Jill Levine, and the classic “God’s Paintbrush.” For more information, visit www.allaboutand.com.

Margaux Meganck, a freelance artist and children’s book illustrator in Portland, Oregon, has received portfolio awards from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. “Who Counts?” and “The Marvelous Mustard Seed,” both of which she illustrated, were named Junior Library Guild Selections. For more information, visit www.margauxmeganck.com.


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