Judith Wolf Mandell has had a long, varied career as a journalist and publicist. She, her husband and Cockapoo live in Nashville, Tennessee in an angular, absurd-for-their-age three-story house. This book, her first, was inspired by her granddaughter's Oh, No fall that landed her in a cast for a mostly woeful month. Lise C. Brown is an artist whose creations in a variety of mediums are in collections worldwide. She shares life in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and their family of rescued cats.
Experts recommend SAMMY'S BROKEN LEG (OH, NO!) AND THE AMAZING CAST THAT FIXED IT for young children recovering from the physical and emotional upset of life interrupted by a cast: STEVEN PASSIK, PHD, PAIN PSYCHOLOGIST"Comforting, sweet story...captures the feelings of the whole family. It realistically portrays the patience needed before a child is restored to full activity. This is a loving story that educates, encourages and entertains."NICHOLAS ETTINGER, MD, PEDIATRICIAN"A loving, sweet story of a little girl's broken leg and recovery that is informative and medically accurate."THERESA LEPORE, DIRECTOR, MICAH CHILDREN'S ACADEMY, NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE"The book walks you through, and helps ease the anxiety, of the real life events that happen during Sammy's hospital visit and beyond. The surprise kisses are a brilliant and whimsical way to portray all of Sammy's get-well wishes, thoughts and prayers. They are Sammy's reminders of how much she is loved."WALTER HARRISON, MD, FAAP, PEDIATRICIAN"This story about dealing with a [cumbersome] cast is just right. It is very nicely done."DENNY MOSESMAN, MSSW, CERTIFIED PARENT EDUCATOR"The best way to tell a big story is a small story well told. This is a must-read for children suffering from a broken leg or arm."