What happens when a toy soldier, named Toby, spends his first night in the Creator's workshop? Despite the advice of an old wooden bear, to stay close and listen for hints of what the creator has planned, Toby's curiosity takes over, and he finds himself lost! Will he ever make it back to the Creator? Find out how an old Christmas ornament, a broken ribbon, and a cloud of dust bring to life a story of the Creator, His Son, and a lesson in purpose.
This story / poem was written in the style of great pieces of work such as The Night Before Christmas, and Casey at Bat. Although written at a level that may be too difficult for younger children to read on their own, the story was created with the intent that it would be shared and enjoyed by all ages. A great bed time story for young and the young at heart.
The subtle Christian undertones can be shared by those strong in their faith as well as those that are still growing. The Creator does have a plan and a purpose for everyone.
"I strive to always relay a positive and meaningful lesson in my writing. I very much enjoyed writing and illustrating A Night Like No Other and I hope it touches your heart as much as it did mine." -Ken Connally
I loved this book! I first downloaded it to my Kindle because it was free and it looked like a cute book I could read to my daughter for next Christmas since she's not quite old enough yet. But then, the author, Ken Connally, sent me a message and asked me if I'd had a chance to read it. Ken and I are in a writing group together, so we are acquainted. I told him I'd read it soon, and so I made a point to do so a few days later. I had no idea what a gem I'd downloaded! This book, although meant for children, has a deep meaning that should be simple, but isn't always. I won't spoil it for you, but YOU SHOULD READ THIS BOOK if you've ever:
done something you were advised not to do,
felt really alone,
been in darkness,
or wondered where is God?
Other reasons to read this book:
because it's Christmas time,
because it actually doesn't have to be Christmas time,
because you have children who love being read to,
because you like books that rhyme,
because you enjoy illustrated stories,
and because you can download the Kindle edition instantly for only $1.99, or purchase it in paperback on sale for only $6.95 (regularly $8.95).