About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now enjoy reading to my granddaughter and supporting authors through my reviews!

Monday, January 25, 2021

Mia and Nattie: One Great Team! by Marlene M. Bell: Review & Giveaway with iRead Book Tours


Join us for this tour from Jan 18 to Feb 5, 2021!



Book Details:


Book Title:  Mia and Nattie - One Great Team by Marlene M. Bell
Category:  Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7),  32 pages
Genre:  Children's Picture Book
Publisher:  Ewephoric Publishing
Release date:   October 3, 2020
Tour dates: Jan 18 to Feb 5, 2021
Content Rating:  G for everyone. Family based book for all ages,
Book Description:

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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 MY THOUGHTS.....


This book would be precious if it was just the product of an author's imagination but the fact that it is based on true experiences makes it even more special. Marlene M. Bell tells her own story of caring for a lamb that was born prematurely, and against all odds, helping that lamb thrive and grow.

Mia and Nattie: One Great Team! has everything that children love: an adorable lamb, a determined little girl, and a heartwarming story about the special bond that grows between them. Bell's easy-to-read text and the colorful illustrations of Grace Sandford are appealing for little ears and young eyes and the story's message is one that children will long remember. Mia and Nattie may be little for their ages but they can still make a difference on the farm and children are reminded that they too can make important contributions. I especially loved the page that emphasizes the power of looking through eyes of love. "Mia could see that Nattie's mouth was a little crooked and 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." Isn't this a wonderful way to teach children that outward appearances shouldn't matter?

This is a heartwarming story that packs a powerful message and it's a wonderful book to share with your children or grandchildren!

I received a copy of this book from the publisher. There was no obligation for a positive review. These are my own thoughts. 

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Meet the Author:

Marlene M. Bell is an award-winning writer, artist, and crazy sheep lady who resides in beautiful East Texas. Her renown sheep photographs grace the covers of many livestock magazines where she also writes newsy articles about raising sheep from her hands-on experience. Marlene offers the first of her children's picture books, Mia and Nattie: One Great Team which is based on true events from the Bell’s ranch. It's a touching story of compassion and love between a little girl and her lamb. Marlene shares her life with her husband and dreadfully spoiled horned Dorset sheep: a large Maremma guard dog named Tia, and cats, Hollywood, Leo, and Squeaks. The cats believe they rule the household—and do.

connect with the author:  website ~ twitter ~ facebook ~ goodreads
Tour Schedule:
Jan 18 –Hall Ways Blog – book review / giveaway
Jan 18 -Because I said so -- and other adventures in Parenting – book review / author interview / giveaway
Jan 19 –Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
Jan 19 - Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Jan 20 – Mystery Suspense Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Jan 20 - Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway
Jan 21 – A Mama's Corner of the World – book review /giveaway
Jan 21 -The Momma Spot – book review / giveaway
Jan 21- Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 22 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Jan 22 -Nighttime Reading Center – book review / giveaway
Jan 25 – Lisa's Reading – book review / giveaway
Jan 25 - Older & Smarter? – book review / giveaway
Jan 25 - Twirling Book Princess - book review / giveaway
Jan 26 – Ice Fairy's Treasure Chest – book review / giveaway
Jan 26 - Books, Tea, Healthy Me – book review / author interview / giveaway
Jan 27 – Authors.ace – book review
Jan 27 - Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / giveaway
Jan 28 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Jan 28 - She Just Loves Books – book review / giveaway
Jan 29 – Splashes of Joy – book review / author interview / giveaway
Jan 29 - My Journey Back - book review / giveaway
Feb 1 – Reading is My Passion – book review
Feb 1 - Writer with Wanderlust – book review / guest post / giveaway
Feb 2 – Chit Chat With Charity – book review / giveaway
Feb 2 - Cheryl's Book Nook – book review / giveaway
Feb 2 - Reading Authors Network - book review / giveaway
Feb 3 – Laura's Interests – book review / guest post / giveaway
Feb 3 - Westveil Publishing – book review / guest post / giveaway
Feb 4 – Library of Clean Reads – book review / giveaway
Feb 4 - I'd Rather Be At The Beach – book review / giveaway
Feb 5 – I'm Into Books – book review /giveaway

Enter the Giveaway: HERE


You can win o
ne Autographed Mia and Nattie picture book, One Nattie Plushie , One Boo Boo Ball ™ , (1) $50 Amazon Gift Card (1 winner) (US only) (ends Feb 12)



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