Sweet Critique: Moo Kitty Finds a Home

Moo Kitty

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Most of my life I’ve never been a fan of cats.  Not sure why, but it probably had something to do with the fact that I was allergic to them.

Then, we were asked to take in a kitty that couldn’t move with its owners.  I didn’t want to.  Until I saw a picture of the cat, that is.

The cat we took in was our Princess, and I have loved her ever since.

After Princess, we got Winston, our dog.

Between the two of them, they’ve converted me to a full-blown animal lover.  Well, at least of the two of them.

As I became more involved as a pet owner, I quickly realized how many homeless pets there were.  Sometimes it’s not intentional, other times it is.

Like it or not, it’s a reality of life.  I’m about exposing my daughter to the realities of life {in an age-appropriate way, of course} because I feel it better prepares her for how to handle these things.

For this reason, I absolutely love Moo Kitty Finds a Home, by Valerie Lee Veltre.

How can you not love a book that has beautiful illustrations, a great {and never done before?} story, and an extensive educational section that helps readers choose homeless kitties?

The story is great.  It is interesting, thoughtful, yet easy enough for any age to understand.  I’m not going to lie:  I got a little sad for Moo Kitty.  You can’t help but get emotionally involved with this book.

The author did a great job of keeping the information basic enough so that your child won’t be traumatized by some really sad experiences that Moo Kitty could have had.

While I did love the story, I think my favorite part was the back of the book.  Veltre gives the reader great information on why it’s a great idea to adopt an older cat, tips for adopting an older cat, and help with the selection and settling in process.

I think this is a phenomenal way to educate your child about a problem in our society, and then help them take action to make some change in the world around them.

And while this isn’t a huge thing for some people, I love the quality of this book.  It’s a good size book, just the size you picture when you think about sitting with your kids and reading a story.  The pages are thick and smooth and I just love the way it feels!

I think this is a great book to share with your kids; Babydoll really enjoyed it.

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True Confessions:  I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book to facilitate my review.  All opinions are my own.