Cat and Crow: An Amazing Friendship

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Overview

This beautifully illustrated story of two unlikely friends will delight and inspire children and adults alike. Drawn from first-hand accounts, enjoyed by millions on YouTube, and seen on The Oprah Winfrey Show, National Geographic, Animal Planet and Miracles Pets, the story of Cassie the cat and Moses the crow has captivated the public's imagination and touched their hearts. If two natural enemies can become best friends, then anything is possible. Also inside are educational, fun facts about cats and crows, as ...

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Overview

This beautifully illustrated story of two unlikely friends will delight and inspire children and adults alike. Drawn from first-hand accounts, enjoyed by millions on YouTube, and seen on The Oprah Winfrey Show, National Geographic, Animal Planet and Miracles Pets, the story of Cassie the cat and Moses the crow has captivated the public's imagination and touched their hearts. If two natural enemies can become best friends, then anything is possible. Also inside are educational, fun facts about cats and crows, as well as photographs of these two special animals at play.

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What People Are Saying

Gerald Hausman
This is not just the story of two unusual animals and their unlikely friendship. It's about everything in the world today. Lisa Fleming takes us there and fills us with hope! (Gerald Hausman, Best-selling children's book author, The Parrot Detective)
Jack Hanna
Cat and Crow is an amazing story of two unlikely animals that have been magically brought together in this world! It isn't every day that you see a cat and a crow spending time with each other, and this is just another example of the wonders of nature. This heartwarming book will have you smiling! (Jack Hanna, Director Emeritus, Columbus Zoo and host of TV's Jack Hanna's Into the Wild)
Marc Morrone
This book will inspire the world and maybe change the way we look at each other! (Marc Morrone, host of Hallmark Channel's Petkeeping with Marc Morrone)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780938728238
  • Publisher: Collage Books Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/15/2011
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 3 years
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Lisa Fleming, a former newspaper columnist and freelance writer, is passionate about animals and wildlife. She is dedicated to helping those in need, by creating ideas that inspire charitable endeavors in her Southwest Florida community.

Anne Marie Dominik-Harris, a University of the Arts graduate and Fullbright Memorial Fund Scholarship recipient, is a high school arts teacher in Southern New Jersey, who also enjoys a freelance career in illustration and design.

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  • Posted October 25, 2011

    This will be a classic!

    Beautiful book and story! Our 4 and 8 year olds loved learning about this true story. I used the book as a fun educational lesson from the cat and crow facts in the back of the book. They're still asking to read it again, and talking about this with us and sharing the story with friends. Well written with excellent true to life illustrations~ Melissa and Mike Nelson

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 30, 2012

    Lovely written book and illustrations. It reminded us of books w

    Lovely written book and illustrations. It reminded us of books when we were growing up. Our children liked to see the actual photographs of the cat and the crow included. It made this hard to believe story, believable! Glad their teacher recommended to us. Paula Reed, Ann Arbor, Michigan

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 19, 2012

    I love this beautifully written and illustrated book. It is the

    I love this beautifully written and illustrated book. It is the story of a real cat and a real crow and has a wonderful message about the true meaning of friendship. I'm sure you'll enjoy this heartwarming book no matter what age you are. Be sure to share it with a friend!



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  • Posted September 18, 2012

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    One day, a little kitten, lost and alone, with no mother to prot

    One day, a little kitten, lost and alone, with no mother to protect her, wandered into Ann and Wally Collito’s yard. Ann put food out for the kitten, hopeful that the kitten would eat and grow strong. The tiny animal was so small that when a gust of wind came roaring through the property, the poor little animal was blown around. But then the most amazing thing happened; a wild crow, seeing the kitten in distress, flew down from his perch, wrapped his wings around the animal, and protected her. From that day on, Cassie the cat and Moses the crow were the best of friends.

    Cassie and Moses spent every day playing, running through the Collito’s vegetable garden, tossing toys back and forth, and sharing their daily meals. In the winter, the cat went indoors with the Collitos, but still came outside to play each and every day. Perhaps the most amazing of all was the way these two friends protected each other; Moses urged Cassie out of the road and away from an oncoming car, while Cassie hissed and snarled and chased away not one, but two natural enemies of the crow - a big tomcat and a trouble-making dog.

    Cat and Crow is based on an amazing true story of friendship between two natural enemies. The author had heard of this unusual relationship and knew that their story had to be told. Meeting with the Collitos, she was introduced to Cassie, the cat in the story (by this time the crow, after four years, had disappeared), and soon put to words the animals’ beautiful story. The illustrations are lovely and add much to the tale, making this a delightful children’s book. At the back of the book is an update on what happened to Cassie and Moses, pictures of the pair at play, a two-page spread with newspaper clippings on the remarkable friendship, two pages of facts about crows, followed by two pages of cat facts. Finally, be sure to check out the youtube videos of Cassie and Moses (just search on ‘cat and crow’) so you can see for yourself what makes this bond so special.

    Quill says: An amazing, wonderful true story, told with love and understanding about the remarkable bond two unusual friends shared. Don’t miss this book!

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  • Posted October 11, 2011

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    An excellent book for talking about friendship

    Did you see the YouTube video about the cat and the crow who became best friends? The interview on Oprah? The National Geographic, Animal Planet, or Miracle Pets specials?

    Yeah. Me neither. At least, not until I'd found this book in our local bookstore and decided to hunt the videos down on the Web.

    For those of you who haven't heard the story before, a few years ago a crow named Moses adopted a motherless stray kitten (Cassie) and raised her as his own. Moses fed Cassie, wrestled with her, even shooed her out of the street when cars were coming. The unlikely friendship lasted for four years, until Moses the crow finally disappeared.

    Cat and Crow tells the story of the surprising bond between Moses and Cassie, from the perspective of Wally and Ann Collito, the couple who eventually gave Cassie a permanent home in North Attleboro, Massachusetts.

    Although the writing is a bit choppy for my taste, I still like this book. It's a sweet story, sweetly illustrated by Anne Marie Dominik-Harris.

    Mostly, I like this book because the story played out just a few towns over from where we live, and keeping an eye out for Moses and Cassie makes our visits to the Capron Park Zoo in North Attleboro just that much more interesting. The story is also a great opening to talk with my 4-Year-Old about friendship, and finding friends in the most unlikely places.

    (Review originally posted on my blog, Caterpickles.)

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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