BOOK REVIEW & GIVEAWAY – "The Preacher Creature Strikes on Sunday"

By Shannon Gosney
In Book Review
February 25, 2009

I received a copy of the children’s book called “The Preacher Creature Strikes on Sunday,” by Mike Thaler. It is a very cute book! It is about a child’s expectations of what church is going to be like on Sunday based on what his classmates and others have said. When he arrives to church with his mom, it’s not at all like he expected – it’s BETTER! He gets to sing children’s songs and talk about bible stories. It’s a positive church experience and in the end, he looks forward to going back to church the next Sunday.

The writing in the book is simple and fun for kids. The illustrations are bright and colorful! It’s a great book for any Christian family to have.

2 lucky winners will receive a copy of “The Preacher Creature Strikes on Sunday.”


– Go to the press release for “The Preacher Creature Strikes on Sunday” and tell me in a comment one other book Mike Thaler has written.


– Follow my blog – 1 entry
– Subscribe to my blog – 1 entry
– Blog about the giveaway – 1 entry
– Follow me on Twitter (themommyfiles) and “tweet” about the giveaway – 1 entry
– Tell me in a comment how you prepare for church on Sundays


– Contest will end at 11:59 p.m. PST on Wednesday, March 11th and the winner will be announced on this blog on Thursday, March 12th (as well as emailed).
– You must include your email address in a comment if you don’t have one available on your google profile or blog.
– Winner must respond by Monday, March 16th or another winner will be chosen.
– You must have a US shipping address.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

47 Responses to “BOOK REVIEW & GIVEAWAY – "The Preacher Creature Strikes on Sunday"”

  1. AmandaSue says:

    He also wrote Easter Egg Haunt. And wow I was shocked to read how many books he has wrote it sure is alot! Thanks for entering me.

  2. Colleen says:

    Another one of his stories is the Easter Egg Haunt. These books would be great as I am trying to introduce my children into church. I had stopped going because it was so difficult, but think it is time to start again.

  3. Colleen says:

    well I have 2 special needs children so going to church has been difficult. I have to make sure I have medical stuff for my daughter…but I have to make sure I have stuff to keep my son content and behave. So for him I prepare by letting him bring a favorite book or a couple cars to drive around. This Sunday will be the first that I have brought them to church on my own since this fall. Please pray that my son behaves, my daughter doesnt vomit and I have patience if anything does happen while we are there.

  4. john ferris says:

    All children should have a copy of this book.


    Easter Egg Haunt

  6. lfhpueblo says:

    Church Summer Cramp. The giveaway book would be great for the kids to share with others they have invited to church, but aren’t yet sure if they’d like to come.

  7. mverno says:

    easter egg haunt

  8. noreen says:

    Easter Egg Haunt

  9. noreen says:

    we go on sat so we can sleep on sunday πŸ™‚

  10. Jack Palmer says:

    I work with kids every Sunday in children’s church!

  11. Think about it says:

    Another one of his stories is the Easter Egg Haunt.

  12. jayne says:

    He wrote Church Summer Cramp!

  13. Andria says:

    He wrote the Easter Egg Haunt

  14. windycindy says:

    He has also written Mission Trip
    Impossible! Great books. Please enter me in your fabulous book giveaway drawing. Many thanks, Cindi

  15. windycindy says:

    Also, I subscribe via my Yahoo Reader Page to your site!
    Many thanks….. Cindi

  16. windycindy says:

    I try to get up about ten or fifteen
    minutes early, so I am not rushed when preparing for church. Many thanks, Cindi

  17. windycindy says:

    I try to get up about ten or fifteen
    minutes early, so I am not rushed when preparing for church. Many thanks, Cindi

  18. judybrittle says:

    He also wrote Seven Little Hippos.
    Thank you so much!

  19. judybrittle says:

    I’m a subscriber.

  20. judybrittle says:

    We have our Sunday breakfast,get dressed and go.

  21. toughturtles says:

    he wrote the easter egg haunt

  22. Karen says:

    Count me in πŸ™‚

    ktgonyea at

  23. MaybeMama says:

    He wrote Teacher From The Black Lagoon

  24. silverhartgirl says:

    he wrote Easter egg haunt

  25. MJ says:

    Easter Egg Hunt

  26. MJ says:

    I teacher SS. I try to find a craft that goes with our Bible story each week.

  27. Sarah H says:

    He wrote Teacher From The Black Lagoon.

  28. Jessica says:

    He also wrote Mission Trip Impossible.

  29. EllyBean says:

    He also wrote Mission Trip Impossible! This looks like a fun book!

  30. bohemiangypsy says:

    He also wrote “Mission Trip Impossible.” “The Preacher Creature Strikes on Sunday” looks like such a cute book. I want to read it myself, lol. Thank you for the nice giveaway.

  31. bohemiangypsy says:

    I subscribe

  32. The Halton Mom says:

    Church Summer Camp is another one of their great books. Thanks.

    lil_wifey21 at yahoo dot com

  33. Karen says:

    Mission Trip Possible was one of his books.

    ktgonyea at

  34. ydsddd says:

    I love winning books to read my niece

  35. rosannepm says:

    Church Summer Cramp

  36. rosannepm says:

    My husband gets up first for church and brings tea in to our room to help wake me up. He wakes my son up to get in the shower. We just get dressed and go.

  37. Karen says:

    He also wrote the Easter Egg Haunt πŸ™‚

    ktgonyea at

  38. vboackle says:

    the easter egg haunt also looks cute.

  39. Melissa says:

    This book and “Church Summer Cramp” sound like fun books!

  40. Melissa says:

    My husband is the “Preacher Creature” so Sundays are busy at my house. We have two morning services and one car. I drive my husband to church about 7:30 and get the PowerPoint set up for services. I return home and pick up my daughters in time for Sunday School, then stay for the second morning service.

  41. Karen says:

    Pick me please πŸ™‚

    ktgonyea at

  42. Linda says:

    Another book would be Adam and the Apple Turnover.

  43. masonsgranny59 says:

    He wrote Teacher From The Black Lagoon:)

  44. vmkids says:

    I would ,love this one

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