Thank you to everyone for your kind wishes! My little bunny got home from the hospital a couple of hours ago, and and I expect that she is hopping around like mad now that she can move around more freely.
I won Blucy in a giveaway from Julie at When I Grow Up, I Wanna Write a Kids Book. (Check out the book blast giveaway of Blucy there through September 20, so head over there to win your own copy!) Julia was kind enough to send me an ARC so I could review it before the official pub date last week, which unfortunately didn’t happen because of my bunny being in the hospital. She made it home earlier today,
Blucy by Julia Dweck. Blucy is the story of a strong-willed blue cat and her young owner’s struggles to keep her out of trouble. Blucy isn’t just blue herself – she’s crazy about blue. It takes her owner Mandy some time to figure out what her blue cat will eat – certainly not regular brown cat food – and in the meantime, Blucy gets herself into all kinds of trouble involving blue things. This silly story is told in bouncy, well-executed rhymes that my three-year-old loved. The juicy pastel illustrations take this over the edge and make it into a book that I was happy to read to her several times in a row. It’s a light tale that’s perfect for young cat-lovers, with an understated message on the power of patience and persistence in solving problems: Mandy never punishes Blucy, but once she’s able to meet her needs, the behavior problems go away. That’s a reminder that’s as helpful for parents as it is for young pet owners.