Tammi Sauer | The Children’s Book Review | July 30, 2016
Tammi Sauer’s Selfie with Mary Had a Little Glam
With a book like Mary Had a Little Glam, I couldn’t just take a selfie in my standard writing uniform (yoga pants topped with old Kansas State University sweatshirt). Nope. This situation called for beads. It called for sunglasses. It called for…a little glam.
Mary Had a Little Glam was written by yours truly and illustrated by the oh-so-fine Vanessa Brantley-Newton. In this fun take on Mother Goose, fashion-forward Mary helps some of childhood’s most beloved characters go glam. From Jack and Jill to Little Miss Muffet, Mary’s school friends soon look fabulous in their finery. But when they all head to the playground for recess, there’s a big problem, and it’s up to Mary to save the day.
This is my first book written in rhyme. It was a challenge and a thrill to not only share Mary’s story but to do so using the familiar framework of “Mary Had a Little Lamb.” Ooh. La. La.
Tammi Sauer’s Shelfie
I have bookshelves all over my house, but this particular shelf sits above my desk, and it holds many of my favorite picture books. Having these books in close proximity as I work fills me with joy, wonder, and inspiration. Plus, I am hopeful that the genius behind many of them will somehow rub off on my writing. A few of these books are lyrical. Most of them are funny. But each and every one has heart.
Written by Tammi Sauer
Illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
Publisher’s Synopsis: This little Mary has STYLE! In this fun take on Mother Goose, fashion-forward Mary helps some of childhood’s most beloved characters go glam. From the kid who lives in a shoe (and dons some fab footwear, too) to Jack, who breaks his crown but gets a great new one, Mary’s school friends look fantastic in their finery. But are they now too well dressed for recess? Not to worry—Mary always shows her flair for what to wear!
Ages 3-7 | Publisher: Sterling Children’s Books | 2016 | ISBN-13: 978-1454913931
Add this book to your collection: Mary Had a Little Glam
About Tammi Sauer
Tammi Sauer is a full-time picture book author who has visited hundreds of schools and spoken at various conferences across the nation. To date, Tammi has sold 23 picture books to major publishing houses (Bloomsbury, Disney-Hyperion, HarperCollins, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Simon & Schuster, and Sterling).
In addition to winning awards, her books have gone on to do great things. Mostly Monsterly was selected for the 2012 Cheerios Spoonfuls of Stories program. Me Want Pet! was recently released in French which makes her feel extra fancy. And Nugget & Fang, along with Tammi herself, was featured on the Spring 2015 Scholastic Book Fair DVD which was shared with millions of elementary school students.
For more information, visit: tammisauer.com
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