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Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed

Can one good deed from an ordinary girl change the world?

This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.


***This enhanced eBook features cute animations, interactions and sound effects that would delight the little readers***

Can one good deed from an ordinary girl change the world? 
It can when she's Ordinary Mary - an ordinary girl from an ordinary school, on her way to an ordinary house - who stumbles upon ordinary blueberries. When she decides to pick them for her neighbor, Mrs. Bishop, she starts a chain reaction that multiplies around the world. Mrs. Bishop makes blueberry muffins and gives them to her paperboy and four others - one of whom is Mr. Stevens, who then helps five different people with their luggage - one of whom is Maria, who then helps five people - including a man named Joseph who didn't have enough money for his groceries - and so on, until the deed comes back to Mary. 
It's a feel-good story that inspires and celebrates a world full of ordinary deeds! 
A young girl's good deed is multiplied as it is passed on by those who have been touched by the kindness of others. 

• Fixed layout presentation that mirrors the visual reading experience found in a printed picture book. 
• Read along narrated in a gentle human voice.
• Read Aloud includes word highlighting in sync with the voice narration. This serves as spelling and pronunciation aids for little kids.
• Supports text searches, dictionary & wikipedia lookups.
• Cute interactive animations and sound effects that makes reading this book fun and engaging!
• Ages 3-6


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Customer Reviews

Lovely message and nicely designed

This is an engaging story with a lovely message - we all have power to make a big difference in the world with our acts of kindness. Loved the cute animations and voice over in the book.
5 stars for me.

Pay it Forward-even a kid can do it!

Very nice book. Shows "Pay it forward" in action and how one good deed will encourage others to do the same whether it be helping them out by giving someone a meal; saying something nice to cheer someone up, one kid being helpful to another; being honest and returning a lost wallet full of money. It shows how a 'ordinary good deed can come full circle'.
Nice animation on various items in the story. Love that you can chose narration for those kids still learning to read. Narrator has a great voice.
My 4 y/o said she loved that 'ordinary mary made someone happy and it kept going to make everyone happy'.

Wonderful story!

A lovely way to illustrate the idea of paying it forward in a way kids can relate to and understand. The illustrations and animations are wonderful and the audio embellishments make it all the more engaging. I strongly recommend!

Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed
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  • $3.99
  • Level: Grades K-3
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Fiction
  • Published: Apr 05, 2012
  • Publisher: Gibbs Smith
  • Seller: SachManya
  • Print Length: 41 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3 or later and iOS 4.2 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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