Can one child's good deed change the world? It can when she’s Ordinary Maryan ordinary girl from an ordinary school, on her way to her ordinary housewho 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.
Updated illustrations and endpapers are now paired with this beloved storyline as it stirs a whole new generation on to more random acts of kindnessproving one child's compassion and empathy really can change the world.
About the Author
Fumi Kosaka was born and raised in Japan, and studied illustration at Brigham Young University. She has illustrated many books for children including If You’ll Be My Valentine, by Cynthia Rylant and Under My Hood I Have a Hat by Karla Kuskin. She lives in Provo, Utah with her husband and two children.
Read an Excerpt
Ordinary Mary was so very ordinary that you'd never guess she could change the world. This ordinary kid? She did! She changed the world!
One ordinary day, skipping on her way from her ordinary school to her ordinary house, she passed an ordinary vacant lot filled with ordinary bushes growing ordinary berriesordinary blue and juicy, luscious lovely berries.
Well, Ordinary Mary picked the ordinary berries and brought them in a big brown bowl to Mrs. Bishops porch.
What? Left berries in a big brown bol on Mrs. Bishops porch?
That sneaky kid! She did!