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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
Content Rating: G for everyone. Family based book for all ages.
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.
What an amazing book! Based on the true story about a little goat named Natalie. Natalie is a goat with a crooked mouth and one straight horn that never grows to the size of a regular goat. That’s okay though because Natalie isn’t a regular goat, she’s extra special.
Mia is a little girl that falls in love with Nattie and wants nothing more than to keep her on the farm. Mia’s grandma wants to sell Nattie, but Mia never gives up. She keeps showing her grandma all the ways that Nattie is useful on the farm.
Overall it’s a beautiful story about being unique and that’s what makes someone special. Just because we are different doesn’t makes us any less usefull. Everyone has their own special place in life. This story should be shared with every home. We loved this story and it’s gorgeous illustrations.
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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.
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