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10.31.2013

Mary Elizabeth the Spotless Cow ~ Review

Mary Elizabeth the Spotless Cow
By Salvatore Barbera

Mary Elizabeth has a problem.  She's a cow without spots and all the other cows on the new farm where she lives have spots.  How is she ever to make friends when the other cows avoid her because she is different from them?

After all who would want to associate with a spotless cow!

With some clever thinking on her part Mary Elizabeth convinces the other cows that outward appearance doesn't determine someone's worth.  Going from spotless to spotted and back to spotless allows Mary Elizabeth to show the others one can be friends with someone different than they are - after all they are all cows no matter what their coloring.

Mary Elizabeth the Spotless Cow is a cute and well written book that will impart a valuable lesson to your children. 

I was provided a copy of this book in conjunction with this Pump-Up Your Book blog tour in exchange for my honest review.

From now until December 27, 2013 a hardcover copy of Mary Elizabeth The Spotless Cow, a book that teaches about acceptance, tolerance, and friendship will be available at  http://www.sweetles.com/shop/ for only $12 (regular retail price $17.99). As if all that isn’t wonderful enough, the author is donating 50% of the net proceeds from this book to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Child Life Program to make a difference in the lives of children with critical and life threatening illnesses.

ABOUT THE BOOK:
The story of “Mary Elizabeth The Spotless Cow” takes us on the journey she travels to figure out how to get the cows at a new farm to like and accept her.
While she hopes to find friendship at her new home, instead she learns what it means to be different from everyone else. (Spotless!) Mary Elizabeth uses clever ideas and a sense of humor to help her on her quest for friends at the new farm.
This inspiring tale shows how perseverance in spite of obstacles, using a sound thought process to arrive at solutions and the importance of having fun, using humor and enjoying playtime can build friendships.
When you buy this book, 50% of net proceeds go to Phoenix Children’s Hospital Child Life Program to make a difference in the lives of children with critical and life threatening illnesses.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Sal Barbera photo
Sal is the author and illustrator of “A Sweetles Dream”® book series. As the Creative Director for Hartman-Barbera llc, a family media & entertainment company, he is also an animator, sculptor, painter and all around fun guy. Sal lives the phrase: “A day without laughter is a wasted day”. To that end, he uses his writing, illustrating and animation skills to create endearing characters and comedic stories.
Sal’s sense of humor and empathy for his characters explore personal and social situations in ways that makes it enjoyable for both adults and children to experience together. Born in New York City, Sal moved to North Bergen, NJ where he grew up on a steep hillside neighborhood with his four older sisters. He currently lives in sunny Arizona with his wife and artistic partner, Sheri, who he defines as his inspiration. On any given day Sal might be painting, sculpting, drawing, animating, writing or enjoying one of his favorite pastimes: cooking, television, movies and golf.
Visit Sal Barbera’s website at http://www.salbarbera.com.