Marvin and the Surprise Package

The Magic Mommy Series

Children - Educational
32 Pages
Reviewed on 11/28/2018
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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Marvin thought his mommy had magic in her. Whenever he was tired after running and playing hard, Mommy would come with a cool treat. The most amazing thing she did was when she was inside the hospital. When she pulled down a blanket covering a basket, a small face appeared and Mommy told Marvin that the baby's name name was Melissa Ann. She was the best sister Marvin could ask for and he always knew he would be the best brother. Marvin also had his share of bad moods and one such incident was when he had to eat his peanut butter and jelly sandwich with only peanut butter in it because Melissa Ann ate the rest of the jelly. There were more incidents like this one which made Marvin annoyed and left him having a bad day.

Marvin and the Surprise Package: Magic Mommy Stories by Karin McCay is a wonderful story with an adorable message: 'Instead of saying what's mine is mine, It's what you share that makes you shine.' The story speaks about sibling rivalry and the importance of sharing and the author tackles the topic beautifully through the story of Marvin and Melissa Ann. Vova Kirichenko's illustrations add to the beauty and aesthetic appeal of the story and make it more captivating and fascinating to young readers. Children will find the story and the characters real and palpable. It is a good story to introduce children to the concept of sharing.