This is such a wonderful children’s book with a beautiful message about accepting each other’s differences and being kind.
The story introduces us to two villages, Meow Village and Woof Village, where cats and dogs live separately and don’t like each other. When Sunny decides that he wants to play with the cats, he heads over to Meow Village.
I really enjoyed how Sunny experiences some mean comments from the cats and how he handles them. I thought that this story really made it easy to understand the message, and children are going to enjoy reading it!
This is a good story for preschool through early elementary! It has great illustrations and an easy-to-understand story!
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Everyone in meow village and woof village lived happily if they followed one very important rule…
Dogs were NOT welcomed in meow village and any cat that stepped into woof village would be chased up a tree! But a special puppy named Sunny wants to become friends with the cats, so he breaks that rule to see if the cats might like to play.
What happened when Sunny went to meow village? Pick up this book to find out!
Just the Facts:
Sunny and the Cats by Victoria Otto
Publisher: Claw Paw Books
Pub Date: June 10, 2022
Here is an interview with author Victoria Otto!
SJLB Asked: Have you always wanted to be a writer?
When I was younger, I would always write little silly stories and read them to my parents. Storytelling was just a fun hobby. It wasn’t until later in life that I thought about writing seriously or the possibility of becoming an author.
SJLB Asked: What comes first, the plot or characters?
Most defiantly, the plot. It starts as an initial idea of what I want the book to be about and the message that it will promote to young readers.
SJLB Asked: What inspired you to start writing?
I am an advocate for bullying prevention education. I am constantly speaking to classrooms and organizations about anti-bullying. Teaching this to young children can sometimes be difficult because they don’t find it fun, so I started writing children’s bullying prevention books to make it fun and engaging.
SJLB Asked: Is writing your full-time career? Or would you like it to be?
Writing is not my full-time career as I am still attending college and finishing up my paralegal degree. But I would, without a doubt, love it if writing became a full-time career for me. Storytelling brings me so much joy.
SJLB Asked: Are you on social media, and can your readers interact with you?
Yes! I have an Instagram account dedicated to my books. It is @victoriaottobooks. There is nothing I love and enjoy more than interacting with my readers on social media! I consistently make fun posts about my current and future books in the works.
SJLB Asked: Where can readers purchase your books?
Amazon, Walmart, Barnes and Noble, and many more online stores! Readers can also support their local bookstores by asking them to order the book.
Victoria Otto is a children’s book author, born and raised in Metro-Detroit. She has a passion for children’s literature and strives to create picture books that are engaging, educational, and lots of fun for both children and parents to read. Victoria loves to make author visits at schools and organizations. So far, she has been able to read her books to and visit eight hundred children across the United States.
I was provided a gifted copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest review voluntarily.