This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Marvin thought his mommy had magic in her. Whenever he was tired after running and playing hard, Mommy would come with a cool treat. The most amazing thing she did was when she was inside the hospital. When she pulled down a blanket covering a basket, a small face appeared and Mommy told Marvin that the baby's name name was Melissa Ann. She was the best sister Marvin could ask for and he always knew he would be the best brother. Marvin also had his share of bad moods and one such incident was when he had to eat his peanut butter and jelly sandwich with only peanut butter in it because Melissa Ann ate the rest of the jelly. There were more incidents like this one which made Marvin annoyed and left him having a bad day.
Marvin and the Surprise Package: Magic Mommy Stories by Karin McCay is a wonderful story with an adorable message: 'Instead of saying what's mine is mine, It's what you share that makes you shine.' The story speaks about sibling rivalry and the importance of sharing and the author tackles the topic beautifully through the story of Marvin and Melissa Ann. Vova Kirichenko's illustrations add to the beauty and aesthetic appeal of the story and make it more captivating and fascinating to young readers. Children will find the story and the characters real and palpable. It is a good story to introduce children to the concept of sharing.