Mia and Nattie: One Great Team Children's Book Review & Book Tour Giveaway

Books are always welcomed in our little corner of the world. I am sure that my daughters read every single children's book in our local library over the years! Today, I have a new children's book from author Marlene M. Bell to share! Check out Mia and Nattie: One Great Team, read my thoughts on the book, learn about the author & enter for a chance to win a prize in the book tour giveaway at the end of this post.


Book Title:  Mia and Nattie - One Great Team by Marlene M. Bell
CategoryChildren's Fiction (Ages 3-7),  32 pages
Genre:  Children's Picture Book
PublisherEwephoric Publishing
Release date:   October 3, 2020
Content Rating:  G for everyone. Family based book for all ages.



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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.


My Review

True Story with a Relatable Message for Families. It is not easy being little--and feeling that everyone has roles to play and something to offer the family except maybe the littlest one. This book takes children into the life of a little girl and an orphaned, runt lamb--and follows them as they follow their hearts and find their places and roles on the farm. The true story about Natalie the lamb offers children a cute, relatable tale with some real-world messages about empathy and differences and offering unique talents and skills.


Mia and Nattie: One Great Team is a Heartwarming Story for Families. The book is intended for little ones--but will bring smiles and tug at older children and parents' heartstrings. Mia and Nattie: One Great Team is a great story, with simple illustrations and easy-to-read pages that remind us the value of appreciating everyone for who they are and what they have to offer the world--even if they don't fit the expected mold. 


 Would I Recommend Mia and Nattie: One Great Team by Marlene M. Bell? Mia and Nattie: One Great Team is an adorable children's book that reminds us all that, no matter how small, we can stand up for others and help others find their gifts. I would recommend this for families with pre-school and early elementary-aged children and family storytime with older children. 


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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.

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