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They All Saw A Cat by Brendan Wenzel

The cat walked through the world, with its whiskers, ears, and paws . . .

In this glorious celebration of observation, curiosity, and imagination, Brendan Wenzel shows us the many lives of one cat, and how perspective shapes what we see. When you see a cat, what do you see?

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The Sasquatch Escape (The Imaginary Veterinaey : Book 1) – by Suzanne Selfors

When Ben Silverstein is sent to the rundown town of Buttonville to spend the summer with his grandfather, he’s certain it will be the most boring vacation ever. That is, until his grandfather’s cat brings home what looks like . . . a baby dragon?

Amazed, Ben enlists the help of Pearl Petal, a local girl with an eye for adventure. They take the wounded dragon to the only veterinarian’s office in town — Dr. Woo’s Worm Hospital. But as Ben and Pearl discover once they are inside, Dr. Woo’s isn’t a worm hospital at all — it’s actually a secret hospital for imaginary creatures.

After Ben accidentally leaves the hospital’s front door unlocked, a rather large, rather stinky, andvery hairy beast escapes into Buttonville. Ben and Pearl are tasked with retrieving the runaway creature, and what started out as an ordinary summer becomes the story of a lifetime.


 

I’ve owned this book for some time now, and I’ve known about it for quite a bit longer. I found it by accident one day because I was helping someone find a book with the word unicorn in the title. Book 4 in The Imaginary Veterinary Series happens to be “The Order of the Unicorn”. The customer ended up grabbing book #1 in the series, along with the one that she had originally come in for, because it looked like a fun read!

A couple of days later the customer came in for book #2. She then told me that her very picky, hard to please middle grader absolutly loved the Suzanne Selfors book! And could not wait to dive into the rest of the series! Their child had been re-reading the same series for years, and when introduced to other books just could not make it past the first couple chapters. Not until “The Sasquatch Escape”!

From what I hear, this book is addictive and infectious! I really can’t wait to read this one! It is in my TBR pile as we speak, along with about 12 others. Hopefully you guys will be reading a review from me in no time! If you have read this one already, let me know what you thought!

Check out this very weird video about this sure to be awesome book!!

The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo

“All my life I’ll think of you, I promise I will. I won’t ever forget you.”

Bertie rescues an orphaned white lion cub from the African veld. They are inseparable until Bertie is sent to boarding school far away in England and the lion is sold to a circus. Bertie swears that one day they will see one another again, but the butterfly lion ensures that their friendship will never be forgotten.


At first glance this book looks just like something my teachers would make me read in middle school. That’s not to say I probably wouldn’t have enjoyed it, I just most likely wouldn’t have chosen it for myself. That’s probably why I had put off reading it for so long. My friend had recommended it to me about 4 different times, and it’s a Heather’s Pick (Heather, CEO of Chapters Indigo, guarantees this book or your money back!) so I decided it was time to give it a shot.

I’m so glad I did. It’s definitely a Heathers Pick for a reason. This book was everything I expected it to be, and so much more. It was smart, well written and definitely had some wonderful life lessons woven throughout.

A lot of this story was surprisingly relatable.  I expect its because the author placed real life experiences throughout the story. There were some very surprising turn of events as well! And the ending definitely gave me chills. I actually said “wow” at the end.

Everyone should give this book a read! If you love animals, If you love adventures, if you love heartwarming tales of friendship, put this at the top of your list! Parents, borrow it from your kids! Adults with no children, go grab if for yourself! It’s a well paced novel with no lulls. I would definitely re-read this one! And will be recommending it to anyone who will listen! 😉

I gave this book a *9.5 / 10*

Check out this video of Michael Morpurgo reading from his book “The Butterfly Lion”. I watched this before I read the story myself, and his voice is what I heard in my head as I read.