32 page children’s book
Illustrated by deb hoeffner
Written by Carolyn McWilliams Brown
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When Katie and her family need a helping hand to cope with life’s challenges, God sends Bella, a special neighbor who becomes an extraordinary friend. Based on a true story.
“Inspirational and heartwarming! All You Want and Then Some is a sweet, thought provoking story of a young girl and her special friend. Author Carolyn McWilliams Brown has put her own icing on her cake in her new title where she outlines how special people can be when they reach out and give of themselves. Exquisite illustrations by illustrator, Deb Hoeffner, make this book touching, endearing and a true classic and her artistic compositions are a perfect match for the soft spoken text. Author, Carolyn McWilliams Brown relates encouragement, patience and thoughtfulness to feeling God’s presence. Illustrator, Deb Hoeffner solidifies Brown’s message with her unique “soft realism”. The illustrations and characters are true works of art. The storyline is easily shared with children and families of all faiths. All You Want and Then Some is a gentle story that weaves needing, wanting and how to give others into beautiful little how-to lessons. This is a lovely book with a warm and sensitive message that children will carry with them as they grow up. Faith based schools will find this a must have. Librarians will enjoy sharing the gentle and kind message of serving others, and living with God’s presence and Jesus. All You Want and Then Some makes a wonderful book to give when a gift of the heart is desired.”
—Sara Hassler, 2010 Midwest Book Review