A Crowd of Cats!

By | November 2, 2009 at 3:49 pm | 26 comments | Books & Reading, For the Kids

A brand new (and super fun) book by Jill Rappaport is a celebration of animals in pictures…namely, those clever, cuddly critters we call cats!

Come along with Jill as she introduces you to Mittens, a tabby striped kitten who is patiently awaiting a loving home. Mittens has a special living arrangement, however….he gets to wait for adoption living among 500 cats!

The 12 acres of the Cat House on the Kings is home to hundreds of kitties waiting for their forever homes. Run by Lynea Lattanzio, it’s the largest no-cage refuge for cats and dogs in California.

Mittens gives a photograph-rich tour of his home, this sanctuary for felines of all sizes, ages, and breeds. This book doesn’t just raise awareness of this facility and the need for more places like it….it’s a celebration in pictures and story of the love of animals, the value of pets. My children adore reading this with me, and the pictures make them giggle every time.

You see, pet adoption holds a special place in our hearts. My husband and I adopted two kitties the first year or two of marriage. Now ages 8 and 9, Odyssey and Ajala are still very much a special part of our family, and their love, devotion, antics and quirkiness help make our life so much more lively and rich!

Odyssey's car ride


You can purchase this fun little book for $9.95 from HarperCollins’ store or your favorite bookseller. It’d be terrific for the little ones, as well as a whimsical gift for the all-around pet aficionado.

Win it! Courtesy of HarperCollins, one of you can win 500 Cats to add to your home library! Just tell me about a special kitten or cat in your life (or from your past)…funny stories allowed! :) I’ll close the contest next Tuesday, November 10th, 2009 at 11pm EST. Sorry; US entries only. Good luck!


Congratulations to the winner of this book, commenter #8, MJ!