Toronto author teaches kids how to be brave in new children’s fiction

TORONTO — This week marks the nationwide release of “Timmy the Toaster,” a touching new children’s book by author Greg Jones. This book’s hardback edition is set to be released in October.

In “Timmy the Toaster,” Timmy was terrified. He was just a tiny little toaster; what could he do? Tony the Toaster Oven bullied him and bragged that it’s only a matter of time before the Big Guy realizes that Tony the Toaster Oven can toast too. This made Timmy the Toaster terrified; he was afraid he’d be off to the dump.

But Timmy kept a brave face; he continued to pour all his love into his work and prayed, but still he lived with a sliver of cold fear in his heart. One day, when the Big Guy was in a hurry, Timmy’s fears came true. The Big Guy threw three pieces of bread into Tony the Toaster Oven to make his toast. Less and less, the Big Guy used Timmy, and more and more, Tony laughed. What will happen to Timmy the Toaster? Will the Big Guy finally get rid of him? Find out in this absorbing children’s read!

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the books are available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or

Jones is a published poet, committed member of the body of Christ, computer programmer and IT professional. He volunteers extensively with the poor, teaches English as a second language and occasionally engages in public speaking. Jones is currently based in Toronto, Canada.

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