Marvellous Macey Book Spotlight & Book Tour Giveaway

Today, I have a lovely children's book in our book review spotlight! Check out Marvellous Macey, read my thoughts and learn about author Caitlin Bangsund!  Be sure to enter for a chance to win a prize in the book tour giveaway at the end of this post.

Book Title:  Marvellous Macey, The Delightful Days by Caitlin Bangsund
CategoryChildren's Fiction (Ages 3-8),  40 pages
GenreChildren's Picture Book
PublisherCaitlin E. Bangsund
Release date:   March 2021
Formats available:  hardback, paperback, ebook
Content Rating:  G. This children's book is for everyone.

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About the Book

Can you va va voom? Do you light up the room? Marvellous Macey does! She may not quite fit the mould, but she is living delightful days. Embrace Macey's world of imagination and ability to love and accept everyone. Life may not be perfect and some things might be hard, but Macey shows us how to live in the moment and find the delight! Be inspired by Macey to make everyday the BEST day.

My Review

Marvellous Macey is a Little Book with a Big Message. Many children face daily difficulties and challenges. Whether these challenges present as emotional struggles or learning obstacles--or in merely having daily needs met--challenges often make it difficult to "be a kid" and enjoy the wonders of the world as a child should. While readers aren't explicitly told how Macey struggles--we see how she responds to the world around her with joy and light. This book is a beautiful way to show children the value of living in the moment, appreciating their gifts rather than focusing on difficulties or lesser abilities--and finding (or making) joy and kindness around them.


Marvellous Macey is Inspiring and Entertaining. The author and illustrator combine to create a lovely story with fun, joy-filled, inspiring images and reminders. Macey approaches her world with a smile--despite her day's pieces that present difficulties to her. It is impossible to read Marvellous Macey without smiling yourself!


Would I recommend Marvellous Macey by Caitlin Bangsund? Marvellous Macey is the perfect book for really any child, especially for a child facing extra challenges or struggles. I love that the author doesn't give Macey's challenge(s) names. This "missing detail" makes the book equally valuable for children facing wide ranges of obstacles! It is a great book to help refocus a child (or a family) on the "larger picture" at play in their life or lives. It is so easy for us to lose our smiles and dwell on the negative or on a struggle without shifting focus to all that is good and bright in the world. Marvellous Macey may be a children's book--but, I think parents and caregivers will benefit from Macey's messages as well!   

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Meet the Author

Caitlin Bangsund is the author of Marvellous Macey, The Delightful Days. It is the first in a series based on true life. Caitlin knows the trial and trauma of childhood cancer, childhood disability, and the fear of almost losing her daughter — the star of the series — Macey. She encourages readers to look for the treasures that hide in the rubble and gloom. Life is beautiful chaos and her message is to press on and conquer. Read her stories and help create a world that is full of kindness and acceptance.

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