Recently I received a very nice compliment from a homeschool mom for my first book. She said she was enjoying reading it to her kids, and they really liked it too, especially her son. She also liked that it had some educational value too, because the kids could learn about different animals and places.
I like hearing things like that, because that is what I was hoping to accomplish with my writing. She also mentioned that she was passing on a plug for the book to her homeschooling friends.
I mention this now because I think there is a place for good adventure and humor in fiction that can also be educational, as well as having a foundation of belief in the God who created all things and who is still involved in the lives of the creatures he created.