- A Big Scare Turns Out Tiny
- Am I Depressed?
- An Illiterate Confession
- A Quirky Christmas
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- Destiny The Girl Who Loved Rocks
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- DOES JOHNNY HAVE AUTISM?
- El ojo morado de Mama
- Goodbye Dad, A Military Funeral
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- Great Nanny Doesn't Remember Me
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COLOR BLIND FRIENDS
Good, bad or indifferent, I frequently find myself motivated to write a story. 2020 has been a trying year with a pandemic and with racial unrest. A pandemic tends to focus your thoughts and recognize your mortality. Seeing someone murdered by a cop makes you realize that we, the human race, need to take a long hard look at who we are. I know too many good cops to generalize that all cops are bad any more than all Blacks are bad. This book’s goal is to help kids understand what is going on in 2020. The book is not a panacea, I do not claim to have answers or solutions. I am so troubled about our current world that I HAD to do something.
This book has repurposed illustrations from My Dad the Policeman and Does Johnny Have Autism due to a feeling of urgency to get this out and in front of kids. Thank you to Samantha Gustafson and Danijela Popovic for their artistic talents.
The only race we should see is the human race.
Imprint: Independently Published
By Bearly Tolerable Publishing
All characters and events in this book are fictitious.
Any resemblance to persons living or dead is strictly coincidental.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Book We need NOW
Reviewed in the United States on July 28, 2020
In this book Mikey, who is white, and Dejon, who is black discuss the events of 2020. From the pandemic, wearing masks, corrupt cops, racial unrest and looting. They agree that there are good and bad in all groups. It is a refreshing look at adult subjects from the prospective of a young person. The boys c0me to realize that change is needed and they can help make that change for future generations. This is an excellent book for our current times and events.
5.0 out of 5 stars A Seed You Can Plant
Reviewed in the United States on October 2, 2020Wow, Mr. Bentrim has again taken a current sensitive subject and put it in terms for young and old to consider and hopefully help make a change. These problems have been here for thousands of years and those old enough to remember the 60s,70s,80s, and plus remember these exact acts and in justices, but as he demonstrates, it is correctable starting with individuals. Hopefully stories like this will plant a seed in several young hearts! Good gift for your kids and grandkids....pay it forward. Thank you Mr. Bentrim
5.0 out of 5 stars A Courageous Piece.
Reviewed in the United States on December 23, 2020The author delivers a recap of 2020 in a way that children can easily relate to and understand. He takes scary - even taboo - topics and shines light on them in a simple manner that is easy for children to receive and digest. It's obvious this author has a passion for humankind, recognizing the extreme lack of support and information we as a society provide to our children who, like all humans, face difficult scenarios and challenges that puzzle and confound them. When their parents aren't equipped or available to provide explanations or comfort, there are books like this one to fill that gap. And there aren't nearly enough of them.