Picture this, if you will:
"...we have one copy of your book. The cover has been eaten by a MaltesePoodle; however, the kids are quickly passing around the only copy we have. Now, the kids are eating the WHOLE BOOK, they are so excited. Their imaginations are at work and their interest is keen."
Can you picture it? Dog-eaten cover and all? (I love that! Ha!) Now, let me give you a bit of background info to help put it into context for you:
The aforementioned kids are connected to Lifeline Malawi; an independent Canadian humanitarian medical relief and development organization in Malawi, Africa. Lifeline's mission is to provide medical aid without discrimination to the peoples of developing countries.
THIS is what it's all about: The kids whose imaginations are sparked, whose interests are keen, and whose days are made a little brighter through the wonder and magic of the written word.
I'm humbled, choked up, and tremendously honored. As I read those words, I can't help but think this just might be the best review Smudge's Mark will ever get.
When You Were Small
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