The Flying Pig Library at the Junior League Family Resource Center at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt added to its collection with the recent donation of a new book by Nashville author Judith Wolf Mandell.
A Red-Letter Day! "Sammy" gets shipped to the Library of Congress! It's the largest library in the world, with more than 164 million items on approximately 838 miles of bookshelves. The Library, which adds about 12,000 items to its collections daily, is home to the U.S. Copyright Office; most of the collections are received through the Copyright registration process. That's how "Sammy" started her journey many months ago.
A dark and stormy night (really!)...New Year's Eve...Davi's 11th birthday...the last night of lighting Chanukah candles...and...The Reveal! For months the book-in-progress had been a closely-held secret...mostly to savor the drama of showing my family the finished book. Behold!
“The best way to tell a big story is a small story well told. This is a must-read for children suffering from a broken leg or arm.”
“I don’t think it would be fun to break my leg. It was a fun book”
“I can’t say enough wonderful things about this amazing book! It makes your heart break and then rejoice for sweet little Sammy. Kids learn what they need to know while being enchanted by Sammy herself. And the illustrations, wow! – so bright and cheery, they delight both kids and parents!”
“One of my daughters broke her arm. Keeping up with the others was hard on her, so Sammy’s Broken Leg was perfect for her. In fact, all my children are enchanted by the happy illustrations and story of Sammy.”
“This is a fabulous book to share with any kid in a cast. It tells Sammy’s story so well and so entertainingly that it captures kids’ interest and keeps them coming back.”
Literary Classics is pleased to announce that the book Sammy's Broken Leg (Oh, No!) and the Amazing Cast That Fixed It written by Judith Wolf Mandell and illustrated by Lise C. Brown has been selected to receive the Children's Literary Classics Seal of Approval. The CLC Seal of Approval is a designation reserved for those books which uphold the rigorous criteria set forth by the Literary Classics review committee, a team comprised of individuals with backgrounds in publishing, editing, writing, illustration and graphic design. Sammy loves to run and twirl and jump all the time. In fact that's what she loves to do above all else. So, when she falls and breaks her leg her world is quickly turned upside down. Now she's in a cast which limits her ability to do much of anything. And she's not very happy that she must wait an entire month for the cast to be removed. But, from the moment she's in the hospital, until the time she tries out her newly healed leg, Sammy is surrounded by the encouragement of those who love her. These warm wishes come to her in the form of whispers from countless loving kisses and help her know that everything is going to be all right. Author Judith Wolf Mandell's Sammy's Broken Leg (Oh, No!) and the Amazing Cast That Fixed It offers youngsters a truly accurate depiction of what one might expect when they've had a bad break. But despite the pain and frustration, knowing that there are those who love you and are sending warm wishes your way can help ease the pain and frustration. This book comes highly recommended and has earned the Literary Classics Seal of Approval. Literary Classics and Children’s Literary Classics, organizations dedicated to furthering excellence in literature for youth, takes great pride in its role to help promote classic literature which appeals to youth while educating and encouraging positive values in the impressionable young minds of future generations. To learn more about Literary Classics, you may visit their website at www.clcawards.org or www.childrensliteraryclassics.com