Harrisonburg author announces the release of new children’s book

newspaperAuthor James “Jerry” John announces the release of his new children’s book, “Grandpa’s Little White Truck Goes On a Picnic.”

“Grandpa’s Little White Truck Goes on Picnic” is a fun story about an outside celebration—a picnic. Grandchildren and grandparents have a simple but wonderful time in the great outdoors. But every celebration has some problem, and grandpa solves this one; plus the Little White Truck even gets a surprise.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore, or by visiting barnesandnoble.com or amazon.com.

John enjoyed working with children in the churches he served across Virginia for 41 years. The door of his office was as open to children as to adults and youth. The children named in this series of stories are those of his grandchildren.

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