Martha The Blue Sheep by Gabrielle Yetter (Book Review #200)

This review was kindly requested by Gabrielle Yetter.

Martha the blue sheep is a children’s book about how Martha’s coat is accidentally dyed blue and no matter how much she tries, the blue just does not come off. The rest of the sheep mock her for being different and so she is stigmatized for what has happened to her.

As Martha feels isolated and discriminated for the way she looks, her blue color becomes a way for her to save a life. Once Martha sees that being blue is not so bad, things begin to look up for her.

The illustrations are fantastic and the message of the book is beautiful. We live in a society that you either conform or you are individually ridiculed. Books like this bring hope that the next generation may take these messages and learn to accept people as they are, embrace diversity, tolerance and to be kind to one another.

Written by Jeyran Main



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