I love when publishers or authors send me children’s books. I wouldn’t think to look at them in a bookstore, but I’m finding that for a few minutes, they bring back a sense of fun and a lightness of being that tends to be in short supply in our “serious” adult lives.Continue Reading
I met the authors of Hello, My Name is Bunny! at Cat Camp NYC last month. I was charmed by the book’s cover and the interior illustrations at first glance. Of course, anything that combines two of my favorite things, cats and New York City, is going to get my attention, and the fact that Matt and Shelley were not only delightful people, but clearly passionate about their project, really made me look forward to reading this book.Continue Reading
I’ve often thought that the old saying “a picture is worth a thousand words” is especially true for a well-illustrated childrens’ book. Some artists just seem to have a way of capturing deep emotions, and Holly Hobbie does it masterfully in A Cat Named Swan.
Aimed at ages 3 to 7, this book chronicles the story of a rescue kitten’s adoption and the transformative joy he brings to his family.Continue Reading
I don’t often review children’s books, but the KeeKee’s Big Adventures series by Shannon Jones is so adorable, I wanted to share it with you. KeeKee is a calico cat who travels the world in a hot air balloon. Her previous stops included Paris and Rome.Continue Reading
Soul cats come into our lives in all sorts of different ways. Diana Alvear found hers at an animal shelter. Salvatore Valentino Alvear was a special needs kitty: he had a heart murmur and was hyperthyroid. He was quite the social cat, charming both cat and non-cat people. He was Diana’s best friend, and when he passed over, she wanted to create a legacy in his memory, so she wrote Sal Everybody’s Pal: Sal Finds a Forever Home, a beautifully illustrated childrens’ book.Continue Reading