Monthly Archives: October 2011

Wanted cat

Let’s talk about a cat today. And a book.

It is no secret I am an avid reader. I read many blogs every day. The one I never miss is Motherhood In NYC. So when Marinka wrote a book I was eager to read it. Then again, sitting curled up with a novel would eat into my valuable blogging time.

Lucky for me, she wrote a children’s book. This time around anyway. Which works out great because I have a child. Who likes to read with me.

We have been reading Wanted: Catfor a week now. As always it is a lovely bonding experience. Above that I used this book to see if we share the same sense of humor. Turns out he did laugh as I read him the book, so I will continue to proudly refer to him as the apple of my eye.

I suppose this is a book review with a giveaway.

So if I was to tell you my opinion on this book I would say that it is a fun read. I would tell you I like the subtle humor that will make even an adult smile and the story parents can relate to. I would tell you how much I like funny illustrations by Peajaye that immediately get child’s attention. I would share with you that my favorite part is parents not giving in on children’s request. In fact I would go as far as to say that it is educational and character building for a young reader. I would as a mommy tell you I like the format of the book and how it fits in my bag, making it a great book to read in a waiting room or on the bus. I would recommend it without hesitation. Maybe even tell you to purchase one for a child you love.

But since my son is very opinionated I will let him review Wanted: Catinstead.

Little J, age (almost) four:

“I like it.”

“It is funny.”

“I like the children.”

“I like how they get what they ask their mom for.”

“I like the picture of them in the car.”

“I like how long it is.”

“Boy’s list is super funny. I like his painting.”

“Let’s read it again.”

So there you have it. My child’s first book review.

And now for the special surprise. Marinka will be sending one lucky reader a signed copy of Wanted: Cat. Seeing how she is a celebrity and the chosen one by Babble I expect this to be a very coveted item. So I am disregarding my usual one entry per reader and giving you the following ways to enter this one of a kind, exclusive giveaway:

1. VISIT WANTED CAT WEBSITE AND RETURN TO TELL ME YOUR FAVORITE NICK-PIC

2. FOLLOW WANTED CAT ON TWITTER AND LEAVE A COMMENT TELLING ME YOU DID SO

3. LIKE WANTED CAT ON FACEBOOK AND RETURN TO TELL ME YOU DID SO

4. IF YOU HAVE ADOPTED A CAT OR KNOW SOMEONE WHO DID LEAVE A COMMENT TELLING ME IT’S NAME

5. LEAVE A COMMENT SAYING SOMETHING NICE

5 ways to enter a giveaway, now that should tell you how much we like the book and want to share it with you!

Good luck everyone.

Before I forget, here is my disclaimer:

This giveaway is opened to all US and Canada residents who like to read. We did receive Wanted: Catas a gift, but no compensation for this post. All opinions are my own and Little J’s and we are willing to pinky swear on them. Marinka is giving a copy of the book away to one lucky winner because she is lovely like that. I will close this giveaway on Tuesday 1st of November 9PM Pacific time and notify the winner via email. The end.

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