Down in Florida there is a community where lots of animals and birds live. It is called Critterville. In that town there is a bird whose name is Charles Wesley Mockingbird. He is the minister of Critterville Church.
What follows that introduction are 54 fascinating tales that entertain and instruct both children and adults.
Characters like F.J. Fox, Betsy Bunny and Tinker Skunk teach the reader/listener such virtues as obedience, forgiveness, sensitivity, friendship, being yourself, responsibility and many, many more.
Gene & Mary Helen Gee ... have blended the ingredients of animals and morality tales into a delicious concoction ... Tales From Critterville will be useful for adults trying to plan interesting children's sermons ... or simply parents who want to read lovely bedtime stories that convey a message ... a two-thumbs-up storybook! Betsy Matthews Wright, Religion Columnists The Virginian-Pilot and the Ledger-Star
... children will be challenged to make better choices about living better by admired animal friends and respected role models. Carole Vaughn, Council Director in Education Spiritual Formation, Worship and Children's Ministry Virginia Conference of UMC
I have read and re-read Tales From Critterville, and find them to be most delightful. Children's stories for young and not-so-young, alike. Norman Shawchuck Shawchuck & Associates, Ltd. Leith, North Dakota
As a very active grandfather, I shall see that copies of this book reach my grandchildren. The Rev. C. Warner Crumb, retired chaplain, U.S. Navy University Pastor, District Superintendent, Virginia Conference of UMC
Oh that we could all journey to Critterville as the children and experience the gospel according to Tommy Turtle, Bobby Rabbit, and Chipper Chipmunk and Reverend Mockingbird! This treasure of life experiences among God's tiny critters is a wonderfully powerful tool for all ... the messages are warm, very real and relevant to life in our own town ... a must for children of all ages! D. Michael Meloy Roanoke, Virginia
These imaginative authors fulfilled their purpose of providing fresh material to spark discussion of some important issues ... Families, Sunday Schools and worship experiences can all benefit from the fun lessons of the critters of Critterville. Thomas B. Stockton, resident Bishop Richmond, Virginia
GENE GEE became president of a family-owned music company following his release from the United States Navy. In mid-life he entered Union Theological Seminary and earned the Master of Divinity degree. He has served churches in many parts of Virginia and spent one year on the Virginia Conference staff as a consultant to churches.
MARY HELEN GEE has worked in a variety of occupations, including home economics and first grade teacher. She has been actively involved in raising children and serving in various churches throughout the Virginia Conference.