We are pleased to be celebrating with our friends, Stanley and Katrina, the release of their second book, “The Observations of the Obstreperous Animals”. We are only one stop on the Book Blasty Tour running from October 6 to 24. For the full tour schedule, just scroll down below.
About the Book
Title: The Observations of the Obstreperous Animals | Authors: Stanley & Katrina, Pet Authors | Year published: 2014 | Number of pages: 106 | Recommended ages: 10+ Independent Readers; 5+ Read-Aloud
Summary (Amazon): Cat and dog. It is a love/hate relationship. Stanley and Katrina are back to share more humorous glimpses into their exciting lives in their second book via short stories. Yes, the pets are at it again but this time compete in a slam poetry contest, visit a pet psychic, and much more.This cat and dog writing team makes you stop and wonder what happens at your house when you’re not there.
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The pets are offering their first book for free, via Amazon Kindle, the first two days of the Blog Tour (Oct. 6 & 7, 2014). Click here to download Book 1 in the Stanley & Katrina series now.
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My Thoughts: They’re baaaack!!!! From the creative mind of a young author, Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge and the lovable Stanley, a Labrador/Rottweiler mix return in the sequel to the comical The Perpetual Paper of the Pack of Pets. In The Observations of the Obstreperous Animals we are once again regaled with a narrator’s point of view of the inner workings of this dynamic duo. This time around the Owners are intent on teaching Stanley and Katrina some new pet tricks but the clever feline has a plan which involves enlisting the help of their old friend Zorg, the guinea pig, who to my delight has a bigger role in the book. Leave it to Katrina to figure out any way of reigning supreme over the household.
The book also features a series of unpredictable events such as the hilarious poetry slam which has Katrina facing off against Stanley. Some of the pets more amusing observations include some scenes which as all too familiar (e.g., cats and a toilet paper party ~ need I say more?) One of the funniest chapters involves a comparison of Katrina’s To Do Lit and Stanley’s To Do List. It’s just as you would expect if you have been following Stanley and Katrina for some time now.
The Observations of the Obstreperous Animals will appeal to cat and dog lovers alike. This young author has done a great job of creating an amusing romp that will leave the reader chuckling aloud and nodding their head thinking “oh, she’s nailed it!” The story is filled with hilarous scenes that can only come from the imaginative mind of a young author and I think tweens in particular will really enjoy the absurdity and inventivenss of the story. I recommend this story as a read-aloud for ages 5+.
* This book was provided to me free-of-charge by the author for “The Observations of the Obstreperous Animals Book Blasty Tour”, in exchange for my honest opinion. All opinions expressed are my own.
Other Buzz About the Book
“All the animal snippets are very funny. If you like animals and a good laugh, this is the book for you.” ~Carly K., Age 10
“Hilarious! Instantly became my favorite book!” ~Stephen E., Age 12
“You did it again! I loved reading about your crazy adventures!” ~Rachael S., Age 13
“Another one? How do they do this?” ~Stanley & Katrina’s owners
About the Authors: Stanley & Katrina
Stanley and Katrina are the pet authors of The Observations of the Obstreperous Animals.
Stanley is a three-year-old black Labrador/Rottweiler mix who does his best to ignore Katrina. Stanley enjoys snow, attention and turkey.
Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge is an eight-year-old grey tabby cat who loves her toy mouse. She enjoys treats, naps and bossing the dog around.
Neighbor Girl (Felicia) is the human who knows us (Stanley& Katrina) the best and helps us with everything. She loves writing, reading, acting, singing, reading gymnastics, doodling, reading, ice skating, painting, reading, doing computer stuff, oh… did we mention reading? She is the co-creator and co-host of “The Write Chat
You may visit the entire gang online at www.StanleyAndKatrina.com.
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Stanley & Katrina’s Book Blasty Tour Schedule (2014)
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* $25 Book Blasty Tour Giveaway *
Prize: $25 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal cash (winner’s choice)
Contest runs:October 6 to October 31, 11:59 pm, 2014
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* This giveaway is sponsored by the authors, Stanley & Katrina.*