Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Review of Martha the Blue Sheep by Gabrielle Yetter

Read for: Requested Review
 
Synopsis: "When an accident made Martha's coat blue, her world turned upside down. She was no longer like the rest of the flock. She stood out and she didn't like it. She wanted to fit in.
But a series of surprising events and the help of an unexpected friend showed Martha that being different could be a blessing, not a curse.

Martha, The Blue Sheep is a story about acceptance, tolerance and diversity. It's a charming story to inspire children not to be just one of the flock, but to celebrate being an individual who brings richness and colour to the world."

My Review: I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Now we have all seen books about someone who is different to encourage kids who might feel a little odd and left out, but those all usually have the character born different. This book is unique in the fact that Martha becomes different and that is one of the reasons I love it. Martha is just like all the other sheep, just a little shy, until one day she has an accident and ends up blue. She struggles with how much attention is on her because she is blue, but being blue and standing out ends up being a very good thing for Martha. I think kids who have something happen when they are older, like getting glasses, will really connect with this story. I also want to point out the illustrations, they are bold and unique, I love the expressions on all the characters faces.
 
My Rating: I really enjoyed the unique take this book took on a common story idea. Martha's story is one that could possibly help a lot of kids become more comfortable with changes in their lives and bodies.  I give it a rating of Four Paws and a Stump Wag!
 
 
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
 
You can find out more about Gabrielle Yetter and her work on her Goodreads page or Website or you can check out their other website.
 
Martha the Blue Sheep was just released this month and you can obtain your own copy in print format from Amazon.

1 comment:

  1. I have real soft spot for sheep, and this one looks adorable! I have to get my hands on this!

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