Mary Had a Little Glam

By Tammi Sauer (Author), Vanessa Brantley-Newton (Illustrator)


Format Board book



Mary Had a Little Glam

by Tammi Sauer, Vanessa Brantley-Newton
Hardcover Picture Book >
Now in board book! “An exuberant . . . ode to the fun of fashion.” —Shelf Awareness

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!
Praise for the hardcover edition of Mary Had a Little Glam

*“Pinkalicious + Fancy Nancy + Eloise = Mary, the diminutive, precocious, brown-skinned queen of glam. . . . Sauer's rhythm never falters, and Brantley-Newton's bright, fun-filled illustrations teem with energy and life . . . Welcome, Mary! We hope to see you again.” —Kirkus Reviews (Starred review)

“. . . a gleeful story starring a young black fashionista . . . . [an] exuberant picture-book ode to the fun of fashion.” —Shelf Awareness

“Move over, Fancy Nancy—there’s a new glamour queen in town! . . . Brantley-Newton’s bright and busy illustrations full of racially diverse children and adults appeal to the eye without distracting from the text, while Sauer’s quick and witty rhyme will keep children engaged and on their toes. . . . [a] fun and lively read-aloud.” —School Library Journal

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Tammi Sauer is the author of many picture books, including But the Bear Came Back, Caring for Your Lion, Chicken Dance, Cowboy Camp, Your Alien (which earned starred reviews in both Kirkus and Publishers Weekly), and Your Alien Returns (all Sterling). She is an active blogger ( and highly involved in the children's writer community. Tammi lives in OK with her husband and their two children. Her local indie bookstore, Best of Books, in Edmond, OK, has named July 9th Tammi Sauer Day. Follow her on Twitter at @SauerTammi.
Vanessa Brantley-Newton is the author and illustrator of Let Freedom Sing and Don’t Let Auntie Mabel Bless the Table (both Blue Apple Books), and has illustrated numerous children’s books including One Love and Every Little Thing (both Chronicle), words by Bob & Cedella Marley, and Presenting Tallulah (Aladdin), written by Tori Spelling. Vanessa lives in Charlotte, NC, with her husband, their daughter, and their cat.

Pub Date: 10/16/2018

ISBN: 9781454932857

Price: $8.95 / $11.95 CAN

Format: Board book

Pages: 24 pages, all in color

Trim: 8 x 8 x 0 Inches

Territories: World

Category: Board Books

Age Range: up to 3

Publisher: Union Square Kids

Carton Quantity: 30

Series: Mary Had a Little Glam