Every day when I pick Esmé up from school, it’s a task to figure out what kind of animal she is. Never a human, of course. One time she “had” a white cobra head (only with a grey tongue instead of pink) with fangs, horse legs, powerful white Pegasus wings, white lion tail, and a spirally grey and white horn (with a sharp tip) sprouting out of her forehead. Fortunately this particular breed of animal is adept at walking on its hind legs. Usually she’s something more usual, like a 3-toed sloth or a magical puppy that can turn into a cat. And if I promise her a worthy treat, I can get her to walk on her hind legs to the car. Though she seems to like the attention she gets while crawling (and meowing) through the school halls.
Sometimes her animal acts go beyond the imagination into actual props: tails and such. So I figured this book, The Little Girl Who Wanted A Tail, would be right up her alley.It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!
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She carries forward a family tradition of artistic innovation, as the granddaughter of renowned jazz pianist and vibraphonist Buddy Montgomery, and grandniece of legendary jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery and bassist Monk.
Formally with the girls group Emage, she recorded an album with PolyGram / Mercury Records In addition, she has recorded or shared the stage with Oscar winner Jamie Foxx, The Backstreet Boys, Blacksheep, and Buddy Montgomery. Mykah’s musical compositions received rave reviews in the UK and Japan, which peaked at #7 in just 2 weeks after its release. Her executive produced debut album, ME & U, can be found on ITunes, Amazon.com, or mylaanent.com.
Mykah has written two Christian themed books, the first, I Am Because She Was, is being made into a movie. The second, “The Little Girl Who Wanted A Tail, coupled with its theme song, “DIFFERENT”, was inspired by her lovely daughter Mylaan.
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Song available @ http://mylaanent.com/product/different/ iTunes and Amazon.com
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Sometimes kids feel like they can't be real, and who they are inside, they often try to hide it. This was true for a little girl named Millicent, who learned that being different, is alright. As a matter of fact, the only things that make us the same are our differences.
With bullying and mean behavior running rampant in our communities, it is important that our children are taught a code of conduct that promotes love, acceptance, and respect for themselves and others.
List Price: $21.99
Paperback: 28 pages
Publisher: XLIBRIS (September 20, 2012)
AND NOW...THE FIRST PAGES (Click on pictures to enlarge):
I like this book! It is about being yourself and not worrying about what other people think of you. I like it because it teaches a good lesson.
I am going to start my own business tomorrow. I am going to make a big banner for the stands I will set up in front of the house. I will sell things. At one stand, I’ll sell shampoo. At another stand, I’ll sell body paint. And there will be a drink stand, for lemonade, smoothies, and chocolate milk.
As Esmé said, this book has a great point! It’s about not worrying about what others think, not letting their laughter deter you from being yourself. And even more, it’s about sharing your uniqueness in a way that blesses others, as Millie turns her “weirdness” into a business venture that draws similar-minded customers. Millie’s prayer sums it up: “Dear God above, thank you for loving me as I am, and I promise to be me, but with You holding my hand.”
Simple but colorful illustrations fit the storyline well. The text is formatted as prose, but is mostly in rhyme for an interesting read aloud.
There is a bit of a “rough” feel to the book; as if it could be polished a bit in both editing and design. However, I love how very much Esmé can relate to the storyline and the message that she gets from it.
In summary, The Little Girl Who Wanted A Tail will no doubt continue be a favorite of Esmé’s and is already inspiring her to share her uniqueness with others…