Blog Tour + Giveaway: Mia and Nattie

Book Title:  Mia and Nattie – One Great Team | Author: Marlene M. Bell | Category: Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7) | Publisher: Ewephoric Publishing| Release date: October 3, 2020

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.

My Thoughts: Mia and Nattie are a charming duo in this sweet story about friendship, fitting in and never giving up. Mia is a strong, determined little girl who sees herself in a small, quirky lamb. She sweetly assumes the role of mother to a neglected baby lamb and teaches Nattie how to make friends and become an important part of the flock in her own way. But first she has to convince her grandma to keep the little lamb when protocol would say otherwise. Throughout the book, Mia never gives up on Nattie and shows everyone how special “different” can be.

Mia and Nattie: One Great Team is a lovely story made even more special by the fact that it’s based on a true story. Who knew that sheep could become nanny-type figures to orphan lambs? This is an incredible fact of nature that deserves to be shared and a thoughtful way to open discussions with children about finding their path in life. We certainly never know what life will throw in our path and this story helps children see that sometimes those twists and turns lead to something amazing.

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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 / 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: Click here to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway for your chance to WIN an autographed copy of Mia and Nattie, a Nattie plushie, one Boo Boo Ball™ and a $50 Amazon Gift Card. (US addresses only) Good luck!

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2 thoughts on “Blog Tour + Giveaway: Mia and Nattie

  1. Pingback: Guest Post: Author Marlene M. Bell – Stephanie Ward

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