by Eleazar & Rebekah Ruiz, Illustrated by Rommel Ruiz
Golly’s Folly is the story of a young prince who desperately wants to become king. After his kindly father, King Zhor, lets him have the crown, Golly embarks upon a rollercoaster quest to find fulfillment in power, riches, knowledge, and pleasure. Yet in the end, Golly finds that nothing in this world can satisfy as much as the love of his wise father, the King.
Golly’s Folly: The Prince Who Wanted It All is a wonderful read-aloud experience for kids and adults, and features a message drawn from the biblical book of Ecclesiastes.
"Golly's Folly is gorgeously illustrated, but the most beautiful thing about this book is that it teaches the most important gospel lesson of all, that life cannot be found in the acquisition of wealth, pleasure or wisdom. Wouldn't it be wonderful if, because of this little book, thousands and thousands of children learned that lesson and looked to the Father for what only the Father can give? Read this book over and over to your children, and by the way, pay careful attention as you read, because you need its lesson too."
– Paul David Tripp; Author, New Morning Mercies
“Rommel Ruiz brings his own unique style to this beautifully illustrated children’s book. Golly’s Folly is a fun and adventurous story that will leave you smiling at every turn of the page. It’s a wonderful and imaginative look into Rommel’s world of design. A wonderful read.”
— Matthew Bates; Animator/Illustrator, formerly at Disney and Amblin Entertainment
About the Authors
Eleazar was born and raised in the Dominican Republic where he discovered his love for creative arts and vibrant colors.
In addition to creative arts, Eleazar has deep interest in theology so in 2010 he attended Bible College to pursue a Bachelors in Theological Studies.
Rebekah studied Elementary Education at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. She spent half of her life in Dallas, Texas and half in Portland, Oregon and has spent her career in various academic settings such as elementary schools, colleges and a library.
Eleazar and his wife Rebekah met at Bible College in 2010. He and Rebekah currently reside in Vancouver, Washington.
About the Illustrator
Rommel Ruiz is a designer & illustrator living and working in Los Angeles, CA. Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, Rommel strives to create work that portrays joy, imagination and curiosity. He is always driven by telling a memorable story and crafting powerful messages for clients and audiences.
With over 13 years of experience working as an in-house and freelance designer/illustrator for a variety of industries, Rommel brings diverse talents and artistic perspectives to every project.
He is a happy husband to Anny (also a designer) and a thankful father of two joyful girls.
Genre: Children’s Fiction, Religious
Age range: 4 - 10
Hardback: 36 pages
Product Dimensions: 9 x 9 x 0.37 inches