Pugsley loves the running-yelling-jumping-popsicle-eating-wont-go-to-bed-at-night Creature. Not sure why, but he does. He hangs out by her, lets her carry him (until staff intervenes) and every night, snuggles up beside her during bedtime story time. Next thing we know, he’ll be sleeping with her. Whatevs.
Anyway, people often send me kids’ books about pets. I hand them over to the staff for the Big Creature to review and give me her feedback. (The Little Creature is doing a lot of chewing of books these days so she’s not so good of a reviewer).
Anyhoo, Moo Kitty Finds a Home by Valerie Lee Veltere gets two thumbs up from the Big Creature and Pugsley!
Moo Kitty just received the Mom’s Choice Award, which honors excellence in childrens’ products.
This book is all about a sweet little cat named Moo Kitty, whose human had to go to Heaven. Moo Kitty finds himself left behind. He’s sad and confused and doesn’t know what to do. Luckily, three angel kitties appear that night to give him comfort and let him know all will be okay if he only has faith. When Moo Kitty awakes the next day, they are gone. But their message of hope remains.
The story goes on to tell about Moo Kitty’s experiences as he is found by a kind hearted man, taken to a shelter and waits and waits for his new forever home.
Good thing there is a happy ending because the staff was getting all teary during the book.
It’s a wonderful story and opportunity to teach kids about abandoned cats, shelters and adoption. Because the Big Creature is not quite four years old, staff felt the need to abridge a little of it in the beginning when the human goes to Heaven, but it would definitely be appropriate for an older child who understands death a little more.
Anyhoo, staff had the pleasure of meeting the lovely author, Valerie Lee Veltere, at an event last year. She was fantastic and so passionate about the opportunity to teach kids about rescue and adoption.
Check out and purchase the book here and get a 20% discount plus free shipping with the code, MKGOLD (offer good until August 15).
AND, I’m giving away one copy of the book to a lucky winner! Just leave a message below telling me who you would want to have this book. I’ll do a drawing next week so get your comments in by Noon EST on Thursday, August 9.