Saturday, October 7, 2017

#MMBBR #Review #MarthaTheBlueSheep by @gabster2


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.



I have always embraced the things that make me different than others and highlighted those things in my children.  I love books that embrace difference and Martha the Blue Sheep is one of those books that teaches children to accept people as they are.  It teaches kids to be a leader and not to just follow. Each of us has special gifts that we should embrace and share with the world.  We don't all need to be the same and we should not try to be the same. 


Gabrielle YetterGabrielle Yetter is a writer who loves to travel...and a traveller who loves to write.

She has lived in India, Bahrain, South Africa, Cambodia, England and the USA. She worked as a journalist in South Africa, owned a dining guide in San Diego, written a cookbook about traditional Cambodian desserts and freelanced for publications and online sites in the U.S., The Netherlands, South Africa and Southeast Asia.

In 2010, she and her husband, Skip, sold their home in the U.S., quit their jobs, gave away most of their stuff and bought a one-way ticket to Cambodia. For the next three years, she volunteered with an NGO, wrote a book about Cambodia and one about traditional desserts, and wrote articles for local publications. In June 2015, she co-authored Just Go! Leave the Treadmill for a World of Adventure, with Skip and in May 2016, she published her first children's picture book, Ogden, The Fish Who Couldn't Swim Straight. A year later (in May 2017), she published Martha The Blue Sheep. Both books were illustrated by two young Cambodian artists she met while living in Phnom Penh.

Once stepping off that proverbial treadmill, Gabi realised she was far happier with very little stuff, no car and no home. So she and Skip became permanent nomads, house sitting throughout Europe, South America and beyond.

Visit her website at www.GabrielleYetter.com and follow the couple's adventures on their Facebook page (The Meanderthals) or their blog at www.TheMeanderthals.com


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