Benji Promises to Tell the Truth
A Benji Promise Book
Joe Camp and Others
This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
Lyrical verse and colorful, engaging illustrations teach positive character traits (in this case: the value of telling the truth) in a lilting, playful manner that encourages multiple readings. Each Promise Book places Benji (and the unconditional love of every dog) in the role of being a conscience of sorts, so when the child - or even later the older child or adult - is about to tell an untruth, a line like “Would Benji tell a tale so tall, and make you feel so very small?” might be fondly (and effectively) remembered. Ages 4-8 years.
The Mark of a Real Teacher
This is my favorite media review out of hundreds we’ve been blessed to receive: “Camp has become something of a master at telling us what can be learned from animals without making us realize we have been educated, and, that is, perhaps, the mark of a real teacher. The tightly written, simply designed, and powerfully drawn chapters often read like short stories that flow from the heart.” Jack L. Kennedy, The Joplin Independent
Here are a few more:
“Joe Camp is a master storyteller.” The New York Times
“Joe Camp is a gifted storyteller and the results are magical. Joe entertains, educates and empowers while baring his own soul.” Rick Lamb, Author and TV/Radio host “The Horse Show”
“One cannot help but be touched by Camp’s love and sympathy for animals and by his eloquence on the subject.” Michae Korda The Washington Post
“Joe Camp is a natural when it comes to understanding how animals tick and a genius at telling us their story. His books are must-reads for those who love animals of any species.” Monty Roberts, Author of New York Times Best-seller The Man Who Listens to Horses