We Adopted A Baby Lamb | Book Review

We Adopted A Baby Lamb will have you going awe! It is hard not to fall in love with Albert the lamb and we love the message of responsibility on owning a pet. Bravo!” – Momma Braga


Ila and her family have lots of pets, but they knew nothing about caring for a baby lamb. It’s a lot of work! Ila loves wrapping Albert up for blankie time cuddles. He’s so cute…but he’s also a troublemaker. Albert gets into EVERYTHING!

Can Ila keep her baby lamb safe and happy?


We Adopted A Baby Lamb¬†is an adorable book based on a true story of a lamb named Albert. It isn’t difficult to fall in love with Albert as he adapts to life with his new family and country life.

As a parent I love the message of the importance for caring and owning a pet. It is a big responsibility and this story reflects that beautifully to help children understand. We saw how much work it was to care for a lamb and even though caring for any pet is. The love is there and they do become part of your family.

That was Nikki’s favorite part! When Ilha realizes that her family is now Albert’s flock and they all loved him. We both went awe at the same time. ūüôā

For this #MelAndNikkiReview, we give this book 5 BAAAAAs out of 5! Illustrations and storyline were adorable. The message was perfect and we love being able to see the real Albert featured in the book too. You just have to see it! Nikki and I had a great conversation after reading the story about the responsibilities of owing a pet. It was a great discussion and exercise to do. We recommend to do this fun exercise once you finish reading the story.

This book is great for children aged three to seven. If you would like to purchase this adorable book, click here.

About the Author

LORI JOY SMITH¬†is an illustrator and fine artist whose work has been exhibited in galleries across Canada and the United States. Her illustrations have appeared on greeting cards and in¬†Chirp,¬†American Girl,¬†Teen¬†and¬†Today’s Parent¬†magazines, among other places. Lori has illustrated several picture books including¬†Count Your Chickens¬†by Jo Ellen Bogart,¬†Run Salmon Run¬†by Bobs & LoLo and¬†My Canada¬†by Katherine Dearlove. She has written and illustrated¬†The Goodnight Book¬†and¬†The Good Morning Book. Lori enjoys knitting, drawing and sewing. She lives with her family in Prince Edward Island, along with a growing menagerie¬†of pets — 3 cats, 2 bunnies, 1 dog and 2 sheep including Albert.

Until next time…Happy Parenting!

-Momma Braga

*Please note that this book was provided in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are our own.

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