About the book
Nattie’s mouth was a little crooked. Her legs were a bit shorter than usual, and one horn was too straight, like a unicorn’s horn. But Mia thought Nattie was perfect. In a read-aloud picture book for children who love animals, award-winning writer and sheep breeder Marlene M. Bell presents Nattie the lamb’s true story. MIA AND NATTIE is a heartwarming book that teaches readers about problem-solving, teamwork, and love. On a visit to her grandma’s farm, eight-year-old Mia discovers a newborn, orphaned lamb outside in the cold and takes her to the laundry room, naming her Nattie. As she tries to nurse the lamb back to health, Mia discovers that Nattie is different from the other lambs and struggles to fit in with them like Mia does with other kids her age. When her grandmother says she will sell Nattie to a neighbor, Mia must come up with a plan to keep her friend around—one that will show the family just how special Nattie truly is.
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And I thought
Delightfully charming. This is one of those books that got me at the cover.
The cover art is just delightful. I am reminded of one of my favorite artists.
This is one I would have picked up just based on the cover.
The book itself is well made and would be great to put on your shelf and be read to the littles.
When you turn the pages you are greeted with just a sweet and charming story.
I loved the story of how Mia was determined to help the baby lamb.
She was a young girl but she problem solved and found answers. And ultimately found a job for Nattie so she could be useful on the farm.
I loved this book and I am glad the author gifted a print copy. Mia and Nettie has a place on my Family Book Shelf.
I received a complimentary copy.
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