Monday, April 30, 2012
Book Review - Moo Kitty Finds a Home
A sad turn of events leaves Moo Kitty alone, grieving and frightened of the world beyond his rose garden. Love, compassion and friendship are just some of the life lessons that Moo Kitty learns on his journey to find a new home. Join Moo and his friends in this charming and beautifully illustrated story.
About the Author
Fond of creatures great and small, Valerie believes each deserves love, compassion, adequate care and admiration. After having lived in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, from 1993-2011, she currently makes her home at Bee Tree Farm, in the heart of Kentucky's bluegrass horse country.
Valerie makes the most of this location as an equestrian, spending time riding her two horses. She shares her home with a variety of four-legged creatures, including a dog and five cats.
Having graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from East Stroudsburg University, Valerie concentrated in Creative Writing and has always wanted to be a writer. An avid reader, she was inspired to write and illustrate her first book, Moo Kitty Finds a Home, after she rescued real-life Moo Kitty and gave him a forever home. She believed the resulting children's book would help educate young readers about the importance of animal rescue, and especially adult pet adoption.
The real Moo Kitty is alive and well, enjoying making daily excursions to inspect the flower garden at Bee Tree Farm. He can often be found in his favorite chair, napping on his mint green blanket. Along with so much else about the bucolic setting, Moo Kitty inspires his human to further pursue her writing career.
Now aspiring to be a full-time author, Valerie is currently planning her next book. She speaks to libraries, classrooms, church groups and community and civic organizations about adult animal rescue, sheltering and adoption.
My Take on the Book
As an animal lover, this was a wonderful story of the joys of adopting a new pet. What I loved though was the passion in which the author places on her topic and the message about the importance of considering adoption of adult pets, not merely babies. To me this is important as there are so many adult animals that get left behind because people want kittens or puppies instead, and this book shows that even adult animals need love and companionship too. My girls thoroughly enjoyed her story and have been asking me over and over to read this story to them. The only drawback is that it is getting them to ask about us adopting another pet and we already have two adult cats! This was a great story for the whole family!
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