Yoda: The Story of a Cat and His Kittens Book Review

Yoda was once a gorgeous Persian kitten. He had the most luxurious white fur that looked like freshly fallen snow. Yoda also had dreams of becoming a super cat!

But those days were long gone. Yoda had been dumped at an animal shelter by his previous owner. Now, his white fur was covered with dirt. He had lost tons of weight because he was too sad to eat.

One day, a woman named Beth came into the shelter. She immediately chose Yoda to be a part of her family. He was excited to finally be adopted, but something still didn’t feel right. Then he discovered a room in his new home that housed four foster kittens.

The cuddly cats were out of control! Yoda just knew that he had to whip the kittens into shape. Will he be able to control the kitty chaos? Can Yoda achieve his dream of becoming a super cat?

This is a very touching story. I love that the book is based on true events. I also love reading about animals that are given a second chance at life. The book also sheds light on the importance of animal adoption. In fact, all proceeds from the sale of the book are donated to the North Shore Animal League America’s Bianca’s Furry Friends campaign.

I believe that readers of all ages will be able relate to Yoda’s longing to find a purpose. Children will delight in Devin Crane’s illustrations. Yoda and the kittens are whimsical and adorable. Cat lovers will especially enjoy this comical kitty read.

 

Yoda

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The Adventures of Honey and Leon Book Review

Leon is a Chihuahua from Brooklyn who knows how to hold his own.  Honey is a rescue mutt with a flare for acting.  They live together with their two dads in New York City.

While the pampered pooches seem to have it made, there is one problem.  Their dads are always traveling for work.  Leon and Honey miss their dads and want to protect them at all times.

One day, Honey hears the familiar sound of luggage being moved.  She and Leon quickly devise a plan to secretly follow their dads.  With bags packed, the mischievous pair hail a taxi and head to the airport.

Will this dynamic duo be able to stay incognito?  Can they complete their mission to protect their dads?  Will Honey ever become a famous actress?

I love this book!  This is definitely one of my all time favorite picture books.  The story is overflowing with humor and heart.  I also love how the book encompasses modern day technology and family life.  From Honey snapping a selfie to the discussion of same-sex couples, this book truly has it all.

Being a pet parent to five rescue dogs, I can totally relate to how much I miss them when I have to go to work or travel to a conference.  I have often wondered what it would be like to take them with me.  I am sure that chaos would ensue, much like with Leon and Honey.

Grant Shaffer’s illustrations are beyond adorable.  I love how Shaffer uses pale and pastel colors for the backgrounds while using bold and vibrant colors for the main characters.  This definitely makes Leon and Honey pop off of the page.  I also love how creative Shaffer is with his artwork.  Having a Where’s Waldo type spread on the first two pages of the book is pure genius.

I would highly recommend this book to readers of all ages.  Everyone will delight in Leon and Honey’s silly antics.  I hope that these courageous canines will have many more adventures to come.

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The Adventures of Honey and Leon Book Review

Leon is a Chihuahua from Brooklyn who knows how to hold his own. Honey is a rescue mutt with a flare for acting. They live together with their two dads in New York City.

While the pampered pooches seem to have it made, there is one problem. Their dads are always traveling for work. Leon and Honey miss their dads and want to protect them at all times.

One day, Honey hears the familiar sound of luggage being moved. She and Leon quickly devise a plan to secretly follow their dads. With bags packed, the mischievous pair hail a taxi and head to the airport.

Will this dynamic duo be able to stay incognito? Can they complete their mission to protect their dads? Will Honey ever become a famous actress?

I love this book! This is definitely one of my all time favorite picture books. The story is overflowing with humor and heart. I also love how the book encompasses modern day technology and family life. From Honey snapping a selfie to the discussion of same-sex couples, this book truly has it all.

Being a pet parent to five rescue dogs, I can totally relate to how much I miss them when I have to go to work or travel to a conference. I have often wondered what it would be like to take them with me. I am sure that chaos would ensue, much like with Leon and Honey.

Grant Shaffer’s illustrations are beyond adorable. I love how Shaffer uses pale and pastel colors for the backgrounds while using bold and vibrant colors for the main characters. This definitely makes Leon and Honey pop off of the page. I also love how creative Shaffer is with his artwork. Having a Where’s Waldo type spread on the first two pages of the book is pure genius.

I would highly recommend this book to readers of all ages. Everyone will delight in Leon and Honey’s silly antics. I hope that these courageous canines will have many more adventures to come.

 

Honey

Maverick and Me Book Review

Maverick shivered as the rain beat down on his tiny head.  The poor pup was weak and all alone.  Suddenly, Maverick felt himself being lifted into the arms of a woman with a soft coat.

He was overjoyed when he then met the manager of a pet supply store who gave him a big bowl of food to eat.  The woman who had rescued Maverick decided to take care of him and help prepare the pooch for adoption.  When adoption day arrived, Maverick was so excited.  He just knew that he was going to find the perfect forever home.

Maverick watched as the other dogs were adopted one by one.  Adoption day was almost over and he had not yet found his family.  Will Maverick ever find a place where he belongs?

I adore this book!  I love the personal message from author Katherine Schwarzenegger featured at the beginning.  This story definitely tugged on my heartstrings.  True stories about rescued animals getting a second chance at life always make me smile.  I especially love that the book sheds light on the adoption option. 

Being the proud pet parent of five rescue dogs and three cats in addition to being an animal advocate and volunteer for various rescue groups and organizations, I am thrilled that this book highlights the importance of foster parents for animals.  Additionally, I love that Scarlett shares her passion for animal adoption with her friends.  This is a very important message that should definitely be taught to children at a young age.

This is a fantastic read for animal lovers of all ages.  I also believe that this book could serve as an educational text for humane education programs for area rescue groups and shelters.  The book would also make a great gift for people with children who are interested in adopting a new pet.

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The Great Puppy Invasion Book Review

Strictville is a very serious town with even more serious rules.  Fun is forbidden.  Playing is prohibited.  Everything must be in perfect order at all times.

One day, a puppy appears in the town.  Teddy cannot believe his eyes as the puppy seems to magically multiple.  Soon hundreds of puppies have taken over Strictville!  What could these curious canines be up to?  How will the townspeople handle all of the puppy cuteness?  Can the mayor put an end to the doggy disaster?

I absolutely loved this book!  I was hooked from page one.  Being the proud pet parent to five rescue dogs, I cannot imagine living in a town that has never seen puppies before.  I found this story to be a fresh perspective to the “all work and no play” adage.

Kim Smith’s illustrations are stunning.  The puppies seriously could not be any cuter.  Their facial expressions (especially the eyes) are hilarious and heartwarming.  Children will definitely fall in love with the colorful cast of canine characters.

This is a fantastic read for dog lovers of all ages.  I think this book also serves as a great reminder to adults to be sure to take time to play each and every day.   

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Maverick and Me Boo Review

Maverick shivered as the rain beat down on his tiny head. The poor pup was weak and all alone. Suddenly, Maverick felt himself being lifted into the arms of a woman with a soft coat.

He was overjoyed when he then met the manager of a pet supply store who gave him a big bowl of food to eat. The woman who had rescued Maverick decided to take care of him and help prepare the pooch for adoption. When adoption day arrived, Maverick was so excited. He just knew that he was going to find the perfect forever home.

Maverick watched as the other dogs were adopted one by one. Adoption day was almost over and he had not yet found his family. Will Maverick ever find a place where he belongs?

I adore this book! I love the personal message from author Katherine Schwarzenegger featured at the beginning. This story definitely tugged on my heartstrings. True stories about rescued animals getting a second chance at life always make me smile. I especially love that the book sheds light on the adoption option.

Being the proud pet parent of five rescue dogs and three cats in addition to being an animal advocate and volunteer for various rescue groups and organizations, I am thrilled that this book highlights the importance of foster parents for animals. Additionally, I love that Scarlett shares her passion for animal adoption with her friends. This is a very important message that should definitely be taught to children at a young age.

This is a fantastic read for animal lovers of all ages. I also believe that this book could serve as an educational text for humane education programs for area rescue groups and shelters. The book would also make a great gift for people with children who are interested in adopting a new pet.

 

Maverick

The Great Puppy Invasion Book Review

Strictville is a very serious town with even more serious rules. Fun is forbidden. Playing is prohibited. Everything must be in perfect order at all times.

One day, a puppy appears in the town. Teddy cannot believe his eyes as the puppy seems to magically multiple. Soon hundreds of puppies have taken over Strictville! What could these curious canines be up to? How will the townspeople handle all of the puppy cuteness? Can the mayor put an end to the doggy disaster?

I absolutely loved this book! I was hooked from page one. Being the proud pet parent to five rescue dogs, I cannot imagine living in a town that has never seen puppies before. I found this story to be a fresh perspective to the “all work and no play” adage.

Kim Smith’s illustrations are stunning. The puppies seriously could not be any cuter. Their facial expressions (especially the eyes) are hilarious and heartwarming. Children will definitely fall in love with the colorful cast of canine characters.

This is a fantastic read for dog lovers of all ages. I think this book also serves as a great reminder to adults to be sure to take time to play each and every day.

 

Puppies