Thursday, 25 May 2017

Book Review: Martha the Blue Sheep by Gabrielle Yetter


Title: Martha the Blue Sheep
Author: Gabrielle Yetter
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Genre: Children's
Source: Author
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing
Publication Date: 5th May 2017
Rating: 4 stars

Tell Me About It
When an accident made Martha's coat blue, her world turned upside down. She was no longer like the rest of the flock. She stood out and she didn't like it. She wanted to fit in.
But a series of surprising events and the help of an unexpected friend showed Martha that being different could be a blessing, not a curse.

Martha, The Blue Sheep is a story about acceptance, tolerance and diversity. It's a charming story to inspire children not to be just one of the flock, but to celebrate being an individual who brings richness and colour to the world.
My Thoughts
When I was approached by the author with a review request for Martha the Blue Sheep it didn't take me long to reply with a big yes. I immediately had to know why Martha was a blue sheep and I dove straight into the book when it arrived.

Martha the Blue Sheep is a quick and easy book to read, especially for younger readers. It has images throughout the book that relate to the words on the page. It's not long before we see why Martha is blue and how it all happened, with a terrible accident involving paint. Poor Martha is unable to get the blue out, not matter how hard she tries, and when she returns to her flock she is quickly shunned and teased.
However, her blueness comes in handy when she saves a life, and from that point onwards she has friends in high places.

I really enjoyed reading Martha the Blue Sheep, it really promotes a feeling of acceptance, and how differences aren't all bad. The moral of the story really struck a cord with me, growing up and having a white streak in your hair isn't exactly conductive to hassle free school, but just having someone to accept who you are make life more bearable.

Final Verdict
Martha the Blue Sheep was an unknown book for me, and I am really glad I took the chance on it. I definitely want to buy this book for the children in work and I look forward to sharing it with them.

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