Grace Family Church VBS Summer Explosion

Ivan Becomes a Hero Book Signing
July 30, 2012

A Heartfelt Thank You to Grace Family Church VBS Summer Explosion

Ivan Becomes a Hero was graciously extended an invitation to become a part of their Summer Explosion held on July 30 to August 3 this year. Thank you to Pastor Mike and Pastor Craig.  

It was an explosion of over 1400 children being presented with opportunities to respond to the gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in varied, revelant, passionate and loving medias and formats.  The children also loved the playground of fun to the highest degree!    

Ivan was honored to be a part of this outreach to children.  Parents, grandparents, volunteers and especially children loved visiting our display and "petting" Ivan the Giraffe with loving affection.  As the life message of being fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14) was given over and over, no one seemed to mind. It was embraced with hope and encouragement. Children understood in the midst of being bullied and rejection, God was a ready help in time of need. This was our greatest misson. In addition, Ivan's message of self-acceptance and celebrating differences even using them as strengths (as Ivan did) was well received.

Author Linda Rossetti Brocato and husband, Frank along with son, Stephen showcased an appealing display of the gangly, quirky, curious, little giraffe, Ivan from her book, Ivan Becomes a Hero.  In addition, the new items were plush (stuffed animals) such as  Brave Ivan, Mini Sweet Ivan, Curious Ivan, Giggly Ivan, I Like Being Me! Ivan, and Blingy and Colorful Ivan Pet Carriers. I am not sure who enjoyed feeling the cuddly, softness of the plush more - adults or children! Probably a tie!  Such fun.

As an author, my favorite parts were the smiles on all the faces and the glowing, positive reports back when purchasing Ivan Becomes a Hero.  An author is always encouraged when her book brings a life message that is received. We thank God.

Check out  to see the new items -- sorry can't feel the cuddly, softness unless purchased!

Linda Rossetti Brocato/Brocato Publishing     Touching Hearts...Changing Lives August 17, 2012