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 Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite
I suppose just about everyone knows the popular children’s song, “Mary had a little lamb.” When learning a new musical instrument, it was one of the most used beginner tunes. But does anyone know the story behind the song? Mary Sawyer was a pioneer girl. Her father raised sheep. When one of the newborn lambs looked close to death, she couldn’t bear to see it suffer. So, she brought it inside to care for it. The lamb lived and, mothered with Mary’s love, thought Mary was its mother. It followed her everywhere, even to school.
Wanda Kay Knight’s picture book story, Mary Sawyer: The Lamb’s Song, The Courageous Kids Series, tells the story behind the popular children’s song. It’s a charming story about a little girl who loved animals, especially one little lamb who almost died. The story is written in simple language so a young reader can learn to read along with a parent or guardian. The illustrations are beautiful: bright and colorful. Young readers will love learning about the ways Mary cared for this precious lamb, nursing it back to life. Young readers will feel the love Mary had for it and for all animals. Her love for animals was a gift she shared with the world for many years. This is a lovely, heartwarming story that will be a treasure in any child’s bookshelf. Not only is it a compassionate story, but it will teach young readers that anything is possible if you have the courage to try.