April 27, 2017
Today is Tell a Story Day and what better day to share a great read with your kiddos.
A few weeks ago, I received a copy of Sammy's Broken Leg (Oh No!) and the Amazing Cast that Fixed It from Cadence Book group. This heartwarming story tells the true story of how a cast helped a little girl who broke her femur bone learn patience.
Sammy's Broken Leg (Oh No!) and the Amazing Cast that Fixed It was written by the child's grandmother, Judith Wolf Mandell, and is a reminder of the challenges, power and strength of our little ones.
Last month I shared how my son broke his ankle in a wrestling match and was in a cast for a few weeks and I remember how out of place he felt not being able to get around. I just can't imagine how difficult it would be for a little one to be in a cast for several weeks while their body healed. However, there is so much encouragement in Mandell's shares her granddaughter's story of triumph and healing.
Meet Sammy: An hour ago she was fine. Then an "Oh, No!" fall broke her thigh bone. Hours later she woke to find herself in a purple fiberglass cast from her chest to her ankle. It's the same kind of cast used to treat children whose hips didn't grow right (hip dysplasia).
Sammy's life has turned topsy-turvy. She's sidelined from her favorite play, cast care is a bother, the days drag on. She becomes sad, angry, frustrated.
Meet the Amazing Cast: It looks like an ordinary huge purple cast, but it's not. It's amazing because it's brimful of kisses who cheer for Sammy and coach her to be patient. The Kisses are Sammy's secret; only she can hear their whispers.
ONE KISS FOR A BOO-BOO. A BAZILLION KISSES FOR A CAST!
Overall a cute read especially for little ones on the mend. I really loved the part with a scroll of the doctor's rules while in the cast. You know, don't get the cast wet, don't do this, don't do that, etc. Unfortunately, it was one we could relate to due to my kid's injury.
Buy It: Sammy's Broken Leg (Oh No!) and the Amazing Cast that Fixed It is available at bookstores nationwide and Amazon.
For more information on Sammy's Broken Leg (Oh No!) and the Amazing Cast that Fixed It visit: http://sammysbrokenleg.com/
Disclosure: Many thanks to Cadence Book Group for the opportunity to share this fab read. I received this book in exchange for this post.