Back to Mandie again to share her review of Belle Cat, a new children’s book from author Patricia Furstenberg. Here is what it is all about.
About the Book
When a stray cat, lost and hurt, is given a second chance she grabs it with all of her… paws!
Based on a true love story between a cat and her human, told with compassion and humor.
Insightful images of the real cat Belle are included to support this poem.
Additional fun, educational chapters:
“Did you know? Fun-tastic cat facts” – Interesting cat facts for young and old.
“Say what? What is a cat’s tail saying?” – Understand the secret language cats and kittens use by moving their tails
“How to… Tracking pet cats” – Just like the big cats, house cats leave footprints everywhere! Be a pet detective in your own back yard.
True story, pet rescue.
I have always been a fan of Patricia’s work and this book again shows me why.
With Belle Cat, Patricia has steered away from her usual subject of puppies and dogs and ventures into the sometimes independent world of the cat. Once again she has managed to capture the traits and personality of these charming bundles of fur that can one minute be curled up in your lap and the next spike you with their claws, showing that she truly does understand these majestic creatures.
The poem will capture the imagination of children showing them the joys of owning a cat and how different they can be. At the end of the book there are some fur-tastic facts about cats for both children and adults to learn about….some you might know, others may just be new to you.
With thanks to Patricia Furstenberg for providing a copy of the book for review. Belle Cat is available from the following retailers:
About the Author
Patricia Furstenberg came to writing through reading. She always carries a notebook and a pen, although at times she jots down her ideas on the back of till slips or types them on her phone.
Patricia enjoys writing for children because she can take abstract, grown-up concepts and package them in humorous, child-friendly ideas while adding sensitivity and lots of love. What fuels her is an exhilarating need to write and… coffee: “How many cups have had this morning?” “None.” “Plus?” “Five cups.”
Between her books you can find the beloved Joyful Trouble, The Cheetah and the Dog, Puppy, 12 Months of Rhymes and Smiles.
She is a Huffington Post contributor and pens the Sunday Column for MyPuppyclub.net as well as dabbing in freelancing. After completing her Medical Degree in Romania she moved to South Africa where she now lives with her husband, children and their dogs.