Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The Cat Who Lost His Meow by Angela Muse - Book Blast & $50 Amazon or PayPal Giveaway

We are pleased to be present a Book Blast for “The Cat Who Lost His Meow” by Angela Muse (June 30 to July 2, 2014). This is an adorable picture book with an important underlying message about finding one’s courage. And this is YOUR opportunity to win a $50 Amazon gift card.

The Cat Who Lost His Meow by Angela Muse
Publication Date: June 1, 2014
Pages: 32
Recommended Ages: 3+

Summary: Chester the lazy calico cat has suddenly lost his meow. He’s looking everywhere, but can’t seem to find his voice. When Chester puts himself in a frightening situation he not only finds his voice return, but he also finds his courage. This experience makes Chester appreciate things a little bit more than he had before.       

My thoughts:  This is a nicely illustrated story about a cat - calico in fur pattern. The cat is like many cats, self-centered and uncaring of what his owner/caregiver does unless it impacts the cat. Sadly, the cat awakens one morning to find that he no longer has his meow. This throws him into a panic and he begins to seek and search for his meow. This is a lesson in appreciation and finding the courage to seek out that which you need. In kitty's case, he needs the courage to find his meow.

The illustrations are bright and cheerful and children will enjoy them. The text is in rhyming prose and I always appreciate books for children that are in rhyme. Rhyme helps build vocabulary and understanding as a story is being imparted to the young. The author's rhyming prose is good in places but some places it tends to break down and become awkward. Young children won't notice this, and it doesn't take from the lesson to be learned in the little book.

Angela Muse, AuthorAbout the Author: Angela Muse[/caption] Angela Muse was born in California to a military family. This meant that she got used to being the "new kid" in school every couple of years. It was hard trying to make new friends, but Angela discovered she had a knack for writing. In high school Angela began writing poetry and song lyrics. Expressing herself through writing seemed very natural. After becoming a Mom in 2003, Angela continued her storytelling to her own children. In 2009 she wrote and published her first rhyming children's book aimed at toddlers. Since then she has released several more children's picture books and released her first young adult romance series, The Alpha Girls, in 2012.

* $50 Book Blast Giveaway *

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Prize: $50 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal cash (winner’s choice) Contest ends: July 29, 11:59 pm, 2014 Open: Internationally How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by the author, Angela Muse and is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send and email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com

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