Little One is a sweet children's book that tells the story of Noah's Ark from the perspective of one of the smallest creatures whose destiny it is to board that vessel. Little One is the smallest of her kind, yet she volunteers to assist the Maker of Life with a very important task.
Along the way, she leans constantly on the Maker's care and grace, trusting Him, finding strength in Him. The Maker provides help for Little One through others He has called to take part in her difficult journey, and the helpers are not necessarily ones you might think would naturally be inclined to offer assistance. Some of the names of the helpers are Shadow of the Air, Roar of the Long Teeth, and Mountain that Walks.
In the end, Little One does not know the outcome of her faith decision, but those of us familiar with God's story certainly do. Little One serves as a model of one who places her faith and trust in God and receives His blessing as a reward. It is a story my children have enjoyed over and over again, and it reminds adults of the gift and blessings of childlike faith.
WinePress Publishing is a conservative Christian self-publisher. A representative at the publisher informed me that Ernest Finklea taught school for almost 30 years. He told this story to his six grandchildren and got the idea to publish it while waiting at a car wash for his car to be finished. He hoped it would be an encouragement for his grandchildren and other children. I would say he has succeeded. Little One lists for $3.99 on the WinePress website.