So this is a children’s book and normally I don’t review kids books mainly because I only write them not read them. Long are the days when I read to my little ones. It’s just a precious time in there life to try and instill a love of reading and bond between parents and children.
So in order to get this book the exposure it deserves I am going to critique my own book for the sake of getting more people reading this lovely story.
The book is about my cats one of which is absolutely bonkers and attempts to climb my walls daily and runs around unprovoked like it’s being chased by a dog. Weird I know.
The book took over 4 months to do the illustrations as I wanted to really make the movement of the animals presence really visually appealing.
I have tried new techniques and texture to this book which I haven’t done before either.
The story’s idea basically to tells kids that pets are not always what you thought it would be but no matter what it is a responsibility and now family member so this is a life long commitment.
I tried to make it funny however and didn’t drive it home until the end because I wanted kids to enjoy the silliness of having a pet and even though the adult is befuddled she still realizes how wonderful the animal is and sees that love coming through.
I would encourage anyone with kids to read this book before getting a pet because even though an animal may look all cute and sweet when you get them home they may eat your favorite toy or destroy something you like. So knowing that this is something which is a part of owning an animal will help them be a bit more compassionate toward the animal who just doesn’t know any better.
It’s available everywhere online, so please pick up a copy!