Mary Had A Little Plan

Mary Had A Little Plan plays on the classic nursery rhyme with a delightful and beautiful twist. We love Mary and her amazing heart and we think you will too! – Momma Braga


After glamming up her school friends in Mary Had a Little Glam, lovable Mary returns in Mary Had a Little Plan, by Tammi Sauer and illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton, to spruce up a vacant lot in the neighborhood.

Fashion-forward Mary is known for adding flair everywhere she goes. When she spots an abandoned lot in her neighborhood, Mary knows she can use her stylish talent to spruce it up. Soon she’s rallying neighborhood shops and calling on her friends to help, all of whom are modern versions of popular nursery rhyme characters.

With Mary leading the way, this group carries out her little plan that has a big impact on her community!

Mary had a little plan that sprouted on the spot.
It all began the day she passed a drab abandoned lot.


Mary Had a Little Plan is a delightful story about a remarkable young lady who uses her creativity, organization and determination to help her community.

For this #MelAndNikkiReview, we give this book 5 sparkles out of 5! You will find many of your favorite nursery rhyme characters come together in this book that will become a family favorite! Mary spruces up the neighborhood for the benefit of the whole community and we just loved it. Mary’s heart shines brightly with style and this is why we highly recommend this book!

If you could like to pre-order your copy, click here. This book will be hitting the shelves on September 6, 2022!

About the Author and Illustrator

Tammi Sauer is the author of more than thirty picture books including Mary Had a Little Glam, Your Alien, and Lovebird Lou. She is a former teacher and library media specialist who now celebrates reading and writing with thousands of kids each year through her author visits. Tammi and her family live in Edmund, Oklahoma, where they make and carry out all kinds of plans.

Vanessa Brantley-Newton is a self-taught illustrator, doll maker, and crafter who studied fashion illustration at FIT and children’s book illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York. She is the author and illustrator of Grandma’s Purse, Just Like Me, and Becoming Vanessa, and has illustrated numerous children’s books. Vanessa lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband, daughter, and a very rambunctious cat named Stripes.

Until next time…Happy Parenting!

-Momma Braga

*This book was provided in exchange of an honest review. All opinions expressed are our own.

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