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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54 Comments

  1. Posted October 27, 2011 at 19:43 by Ado | Permalink

    Your child – a book critic! Too cute. (-; Tell him it was great.
    We adopted one black cat and named him Biko after Nelson Mandela’s friend and the Peter Gabriel song. Then a stray kitten arrived on our doorstep half-dead! No idea where that cat came from. So we nursed him and named him Cinnamon b/c he looks like he has a cinnamon roll on the top of his head. (-:
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  2. Posted October 27, 2011 at 21:33 by jacqui | Permalink

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    Little J is a very persuasive…and adorable…book reviewer. Please tell him that I know someone who adopted a cat. And the cat’s name is Lucky.
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  3. Posted October 28, 2011 at 01:03 by Janice | Permalink

    Twitter:
    I didn’t think you liked cats because of Big M. Is he jealous? I’m a dog person myself, so I’ll have to think about entering the giveaway. Maybe I will this weekend. If I win, I have a friend who likes cats – and she is pregnant! It will be a great gift instead. ;-)
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  4. Posted October 28, 2011 at 01:12 by Kiddothings | Permalink

    Twitter:
    Love Little J’s review. I think he has great potential :)
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  5. Posted October 28, 2011 at 05:15 by Jackie | Permalink

    Twitter:
    I feel guilty admitting that I am not a cat person, especially reading of all the cat love out there. My grandmom’s best friend, Mrs. Heckman, had the best cat though. Her name was K.T. and she thought she was a dog. I guess that’s why we liked her so much.
    Great review J. I believe if Mo were to give a review it would be eerily similar!

  6. Posted October 28, 2011 at 06:32 by Marinka | Permalink

    Twitter:
    LOVE J’s review! It’s such a treat to hear from an actual kid what he likes! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!
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  7. Posted October 28, 2011 at 06:40 by Twisted Domestic Goddess | Permalink

    I love little J’s critique of the book! We have two adopted black kitties. One is PJ and the other is Scout(yes after To Kill a Mockingbird) they are definitely my other kids.In fact when Holly went out to the car the other day PJ jumped right in like she was going to go with!
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  8. Posted October 28, 2011 at 06:41 by Twisted Domestic Goddess | Permalink

    oh and i just went and liked Wanted Cat over on FB. One of these days I may get a twitter account.
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  9. Posted October 28, 2011 at 07:16 by Ally | Permalink

    Twitter:
    My favorite Nick-Pic is Bagged – so reminds me of cats we’ve had in the past! Cats love a good bag to hide in. :)
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  10. Posted October 28, 2011 at 07:17 by Ally | Permalink

    Twitter:
    And I did just follow Wanted Cat on twitter
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  11. Posted October 28, 2011 at 07:19 by Ally | Permalink

    Twitter:
    While I love my dog to death, I adopted a cat, named TC (Top Cat), and she lived for NINETEEN years!! That’s a charmed life!
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  12. Posted October 28, 2011 at 07:20 by Ally | Permalink

    Twitter:
    By the way, I absolutely love the picture of Little J in the big chair, with the book. He is so cute.
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  13. Posted October 28, 2011 at 07:47 by magpie | Permalink

    we adopted two cats and let the seven year old name them. clover and rainbow. yeah.

  14. Posted October 28, 2011 at 09:26 by Shannon Baas | Permalink

    I like the happy halloween.

  15. Posted October 28, 2011 at 10:29 by Peajaye | Permalink

    I cannot tell you (although I am attempting now, aren’t I?) how much I love those photos of your child reading Wanted:Cat – especially the one in front of the b&w NYC. Order. Design. Tension. Composition. Balance. Light. Harmony. Movement.
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  16. Posted October 28, 2011 at 11:13 by Exurban cowgirl | Permalink

    Twitter:
    Lovely tag team review! My cats, Pumpkin and Early, were adopted in Brooklyn and moved with me to VA where the local cats make fun of their accents…

  17. Posted October 28, 2011 at 12:00 by Just Jennifer | Permalink

    Twitter:
    Oh! Oh! I have adopted a cat! He is a big orange tabby and his name is Julius!
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  18. Posted October 28, 2011 at 12:03 by Just Jennifer | Permalink

    Twitter:
    This sounds like a very cute book that my kids would like cuz they love my cat so much!
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  19. Posted October 28, 2011 at 12:06 by Bruna | Permalink

    Twitter:
    Very cute! I like books! I liked on Facebook, followed on Twitter and went to the website to choose my NickPic. I like the one where Niki is in the plastic bag. Never seen a cat do that before! We don’t have cats but my neighbour just adopted a stray cat that’s been wandering our neighbourhood for months! No owner come to claim her yet!

    BTW, I love the photos of your little man reading and the way the photos change on the page. So cool and such great memories. Awww. You’re such a good Mommy :)
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  20. Posted October 28, 2011 at 13:36 by Polish Mama on the Prairie | Permalink

    Twitter:
    Following Wanted Cat on facebook
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  21. Posted October 28, 2011 at 13:36 by Polish Mama on the Prairie | Permalink

    Twitter:
    Aaaand on twitter :)
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  22. Posted October 28, 2011 at 13:38 by Polish Mama on the Prairie | Permalink

    Twitter:
    I’ve adopted two cats. One was Jinx (He is in kitty heaven now after many happy paranoid black cat years) and the other is called Kelly. My Polish Tato with the thick mustache and Polish accent named her because he didn’t like the name I picked. Even though she is my cat. And he doesn’t live with us. But he’s the Tato.
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  23. Posted October 28, 2011 at 13:39 by Polish Mama on the Prairie | Permalink

    Twitter:
    The NickPic of the cat in India was cute. Animals travelling is always funny. Pauline’s blog is awesome.
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  24. Posted October 28, 2011 at 13:40 by Polish Mama on the Prairie | Permalink

    Twitter:
    J’s critique of the book was precious. He has great potential! :)
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  25. Posted October 28, 2011 at 13:54 by KLZ | Permalink

    I love that Nick prefers flying a broom to Southwest.
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  26. Posted October 28, 2011 at 13:55 by KLZ | Permalink

    Something nice.

    (I watch a lot of Pulp Fiction, can you tell?)
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  27. Posted October 28, 2011 at 13:56 by KLZ | Permalink

    I’m following Wanted Cat on Twitter
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  28. Posted October 28, 2011 at 13:56 by KLZ | Permalink

    We adopted cats named Lucia and Mushy
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  29. Posted October 28, 2011 at 14:05 by Galit Breen | Permalink

    Twitter:
    This? Is my something nice! My heart overflows for kids and reading and books and ohmygod Kids. Reading. Books! *swoon* Love this, girl! xo
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  30. Posted October 28, 2011 at 14:19 by fairbetty | Permalink

    Twitter:
    Children’s books should always be reviewed by children. :)

    I have adopted 4 cats. Bangs, Captain Jack, and Gillyflower (and one kitty who has no name).

  31. Posted October 28, 2011 at 14:51 by Erica M | Permalink

    Twitter:
    You forgot to mention that one of those breath-taking photos from the slideshow of J reading the book would be included with the book. Want.
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  32. Posted October 28, 2011 at 15:52 by Cookie's Mom | Permalink

    Twitter:
    Sounds like a great book. I will check it out and possibly buy it for a certain book addict living in my house. I might even share it with Jack! :) (I’m just commenting – not entering the contest.)
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  33. Posted October 28, 2011 at 15:55 by Heather M | Permalink

    I like the bagged pic

  34. Posted October 28, 2011 at 15:55 by Heather M | Permalink

    Like Wanted Cat on FB Heather Mahan

  35. Posted October 28, 2011 at 19:10 by Amanda | Permalink

    Twitter:
    Adorable!

    We have two adopted cats – does that count for two entries? :) Their names are Sophie and Rory. Sophie is a scaredy cat (rough start in life) and Rory is a sweetie, but extremely persistent when it comes to getting snuggles and love.
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  36. Posted October 29, 2011 at 01:06 by Lillea | Permalink

    Bagged is my favorite picture. Reminds me of all of the cats I’ve had – inevitably they get into something like that!
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  37. Posted October 29, 2011 at 01:06 by Lillea | Permalink

    Following on Twitter @LilleaBrionn
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  38. Posted October 29, 2011 at 05:37 by EMMA L HORTNO | Permalink

    I LIKE THE HAPPY HALLOWEEN PICTURE

  39. Posted October 29, 2011 at 05:38 by EMMA L HORTON | Permalink

    I LIKE Wanted: Cat ON FACEBOOK

  40. Posted October 29, 2011 at 05:39 by EMMA L HORTON | Permalink

    MY DAUGHTER ADOPTED A CAT AND NAMED HIM MOUSE

  41. Posted October 29, 2011 at 05:39 by EMMA L HORTON | Permalink

    IT IS GOING TO SNOW TODAY IN PA

  42. Posted October 29, 2011 at 14:49 by The Flying Chalupa | Permalink

    Well, the very fact that your son wants to read it again says it all! I love Marinka and think this whole concept is hilarious and wonderful and hope it becomes a NYT Bestseller!

  43. Posted October 29, 2011 at 15:09 by Tonya | Permalink

    Twitter:
    Reading with Lucas is one of my favorite parts of the day! “Wanted: Cat” looks like it’s right up his alley.

  44. Posted October 29, 2011 at 15:10 by Tonya | Permalink

    Twitter:
    Nick on the Home Page dressed up like a witch on a broom made me laugh out loud.
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  45. Posted October 29, 2011 at 15:11 by Tonya | Permalink

    Twitter:
    Following @WantedCat on Twitter now. :)
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  46. Posted October 29, 2011 at 15:11 by Tonya | Permalink

    Twitter:
    Oh, and I tweeted this post on Twitter.
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  47. Posted October 29, 2011 at 16:15 by Valerie Taylor Mabrey | Permalink

    Happy Halloween!
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  48. Posted October 29, 2011 at 16:16 by Valerie Taylor Mabrey | Permalink

    FOLLOW WANTED CAT ON TWITTER
    ValerieMabrey
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  49. Posted October 31, 2011 at 12:16 by Kim Pugliano | Permalink

    Twitter:
    Okay wow. I did ‘em all…I followed on Twitter, liked on Facebook, enjoyed Steve Jobs the most and rescued a kitty from the streets that we adopted and named her Snickers.

    The End.

  50. Posted October 31, 2011 at 18:00 by Jennifer C | Permalink

    We have 3 adopted cats named Chip, Dip, and Tux. We also have 3 foster cats who are waiting to be adopted named Marco, Oreo, and Linen.

  51. Posted October 31, 2011 at 18:02 by Jennifer C | Permalink

    My favorite Nick-Pic is Bagged!

  52. Posted October 31, 2011 at 18:03 by Jennifer C | Permalink

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  53. Posted November 1, 2011 at 16:41 by Leah Baird | Permalink

    Twitter:
    My favorite nit pick is bagged. So silly.
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  54. Posted November 1, 2011 at 16:47 by Leah Baird | Permalink

    Twitter:
    follow wanted cat on twitter, @lnb1191
    lnb1191(at)aol(dot)com
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