You're a Boy, Not a Bull
A little boy who sees himself as a bull learns how to see himself as a boy again. Whether at home, at the playground, with friends or with family, the attributes of a bull are very different from a boy. This full color soft cover picture book is one of three offerings associated with the children's book, You're a Boy, Not a Bull. Author Darlene Shortridge took an experience in her son's childhood and his tendency to ball up his fists at his side and snort when he was angry and turned it into a teaching experience for parents, teachers, counselors, and various other authority figures in a child's life. The corresponding coloring book is also available.
About Darlene Shortridge (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Author)
My story. Hmm, that could be another book, and it will be someday. For the moment we’ll concentrate on Who I am—what makes me tick—and what I do.
Who am I? Good question. I’m not sure I even know the answer to that, at least not all the time. I can think of all the things I do. I’m a wife. I’m a mom. I’m a Nana. I’m a cook. I’m a writer. I’m a speaker. I’m a business owner. I’m a publisher. I do all sorts of things. The list could go on for pages.
As for who I am, first and foremost I’m a child of God, a servant doing His bidding—seeking His approval. My heart is for the broken, for the downtrodden. I’m a perfectionist who can easily forgive if the heart is involved. I’m a deep thinker. I get lost in creation. My family is my heart beat. Words fill holes and renew hope. Connection keeps me compassionate. Silence renews me.
The stories floating around my head are related to everything I am. They are not my stories, but they are mine to tell. I relate in big and small ways. I pray in some way these stories touch you and change you into who you are called to be.