Mary had a Little Lamp

Title: Mary had a Little Lamp


Author: Jack Lechner


ISBN: 978-1-59990-192-3


Schu’s rating: Four J out of four


The structure of this book follows the traditional verse of Sarah Hale’s “Mary had a Little Lamb.” However, this time, “Mary had a little lamp…The bendy, gooseneck kind…And everywhere that Mary went…She dragged the lamp behind.” Mary takes her lamp everywhere until she attends summer camp. Mary outgrows the lamp while away but grows dependent on another object upon her return. The perfect book to teach children about security blankets; I see it especially helpful for a child psychologist. I got the biggest chuckle while reading the reviews written by fictional characters. Here is my favorite:


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