Mary had a little glam
that grew into a LOT.
And everywhere that Mary went,
she wasn’t hard to spot.
It’s not hard to notice that Tammi Sauer and Vanessa Brantley-Newton’s Mary Had a Little Glam is a spin off of a favorite nursery rhyme. There are a lot of these types of books on the market these days, but Tammi and Vanessa have created a spin off that does it quite well.
When it’s time to start school, little Mary literally puts on everything but the kitchen sink- including her curtain, and a bird nest in her hair.
And Mary wears it quite well. When she walks into her classroom, she notices that her classmates are missing something. From pink, to beads, to shine. Mary’s got a job, and she won’t sit still until everyone has a little glitter and glam.
But our characters reach a dilemma- recess time arrives and everyone realizes they’re dressed all wrong for such an activity.
It’s here readers learn that there’s a place for glam, and a place where you can kick off your shoes, strip off your fancy garments, and just have fun.
Because there’s glam, and then there’s taking a situation and making it glamorous and fun. And Mary does that.
Vanessa Brantley Newton’s delightful, multicultural illustrations pair well with the fun rhyming text written by Sauer.
This book is surely a must have for your library!
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