We are so, so pleased to be kicking off the Book Blasty Tour for the fun middle grade book, The Perpetual Papers of the Pack of Petspenned by some clever pet authors, Katrina and Stanley. Stanley and Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge are celebrating their one year blogiversary (click here to read their inaugural post) by hosting their very own “Book Blasty Tour”. Thank you for taking the time to visit this stop along their tour and I hope you get the chance to follow the tour!
About the Book
Authors: Stanley & Katrina, Pet Authors
Illustrator: Miro Chun
Publication Date: September 2013 (originally published 2012)
Number of pages: 106
Recommended ages: 5+
After three years of living under the same roof as the dog in the house, Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge decides to write a letter to her canine housemate, Stanley. Katrina loves treats, naps and bossing the dog around. Stanley loves snow, attention and turkey. The diva kitty, Katrina, will have none of Stanley’s antics and most certainly will not stand for him eating her food. The only reasonable solution is to take him to Kitty Court.
Excerpts From Our Reviews (and by “Ours” I mean me and my cat, Flame!)
What do you think about Katrina? Well, to be honest, I think she’s a lot like Midnight. It sounds like Katrina thinks she’s smarter than Stanley. I mean, she calls herself Master of Wisdom and Knowledge. That is soooo what Midnight would say about herself.
What do you think about Stanley? Stanley is my kind of cat. [He’s a dog, Flame.] Really? Oh, well, am I a dog? [No, you are a cat, Flame.] Oh, because I’m a lot like Stanley. You know the part where he’s running around and around in the snow? Well, I totally want to do THAT!
What was your favorite part of the story? My favorite part of the story was what happened at the pet show. I don’t think I would have cared if I won. It just would have been fun to run around and play tag with the other cats there. Midnight sometimes naps too much, but I want run around and chase things all day long! Oh, I see something moving … I’ll be back. [Sigh…]
Who do you think would like this book? I think Midnight would like it because she’s just like Katrina. I also think guinea pigs would like it because there’s a guinea pig in this story. [Do you think boys and girls like Dominic and Danielle would like it?] Right! That’s their names – my memory is not too good, you know. Yes, I remember that they laughed ALOT when we read this book.
My Thoughts: The Perpetual Papers of the Pack of Pets is a playful parable about the puckish pairing of a pompous pussycat and a perplexed pup. Phew, try saying THAT ten times fast! Stanley and Katrina bring to life the inner musings of what we, as pet owners, have suspected all along: that cats and dogs are up to no good and are constantly trying to outwit and outsmart their owners. Further, the perspectives are exactly how I would imagine them to be: uppity, snobby Katrina, the gray tabby cat and the more laid-back black Labrador Rottweiler, Stanley, ready to follow Katrina’s lead and happy to run circles in the snow.
My Bottom Line: The Perpetual Papers of the Pack of Pets is quirky, silly, and fun. It is a read-aloud book (in my opinion) that young children would enjoy with its many opportunities for mimicking voices. I think any child with a vivid imagination, who wonders what is going on inside animals’ heads would enjoy this book. I think it would function particular well as a read-aloud book to children as young as 5 years old.
“The book is really humorous. It is unique in a manner where you see the cat and dog communicating with each other about themselves, their likes, and dislikes in a letter form. The narrator’s tidbits add to the charm of the book. The contrasting characters and their individual personalities have been etched well. The author has put the perspective of the pets in the forefront and written a unique and excellent book for children.” ~ Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers’ Favorite
We enjoyed this book tremendously! It charmed us, made us laugh, and kept us wanting to read more. A tip of the hat to the pair of pets whose rivalry leads the story along its delightful course.” ~ Amazon Reviewer
About the Authors: Stanley & Katrina
Stanley is a three-year-old black Labrador/Rottweiler mix who does his best to ignore Katrina.
Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge is an eight-year-old grey tabby cat who loves her toy mouse. They would love to tell you where they live but all they know is that they live in a tan house.For more information about Stanley & Katrina, please visit their website, www.StanleyAndKatrina.com
Stanley & Katrina are currently offering a free 15 Minute Skype Session as a Thank You to their readers! CLICK HERE for more information.
* Free Printables For This Book! *
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Stanley & Katrina’s Book Blasty Tour Stops (2013)
Book Blast Participants
* $25 Book Blasty Tour Giveaway *
Prize: $25 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal cash (winner’s choice)
Contest runs: November 8 to November 30, 11:59 pm, 2013
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