Happy Monday everyone! Today is usually fun and games day, but in reality every day is fun and games day here for my kitties. I wish all kitties were so lucky, but as you all know many are in need.
I was thrilled when I won a copy of the children’s book The Perfect Place for Toodles from Melissa’s Mochas Mysteries and Meows ( http://www.mochasmysteriesmeows.com/ )
I was excited to read it because the author supposedly wanted to promote responsible pet ownership. It starts off great, a family with 2 children adopt a kitten and give him lots of love. They even dress him up for the holidays like I do to my kitties.
Then they have to move to a place where they can’t have pets. It sounds like they are going to leave him behind until the kids ask the parents to have a neighbor take him. In the end he takes one last trip to the beach with the family and runs away. His kitty friends at the beach welcome him and that is the end. I loved the photos and the start, but this book took a horrible turn. I do not think it promotes responsibility at all.
I was also upset that the author, a former Elementary School teacher, thinks this is a happy ending. I am torn between just tossing the book so this bad message is not spread or selling it on Amazon and donating the proceeds to a shelter. I welcome your opinions and will do what the majority votes.
I do plan to write reviews on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Goodreads to let people know this is not the book they should get for their children.
Here is the Amazon link, hopefully my review will be listed there soon: http://www.amazon.com/Perfect-Place-Toodles-Barbara-Pierce/dp/1483677982/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1438566310&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=the+perfect+place+for+toodleshttp://www.amazon.com/Perfect-Place-Toodles-Barbara-Pierce/dp/1483677982/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1438566310&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=the+perfect+place+for+toodles