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KokoCat, Inside and Out
     

KokoCat, Inside and Out

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by Lynda Graham-Barber, Nancy Lane (Illustrator)
 

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“This book should be required reading for all cat owners! Lynda Graham Barber's careful, direct words combine with Nancy Lane's beautiful, realistic illustrations to present a vivid picture of the comfort and security of an indoor cat, contrasted with the frightening, life-threatening dangers faced outdoors. KokoCat, Inside and Out gets across an important

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“This book should be required reading for all cat owners! Lynda Graham Barber's careful, direct words combine with Nancy Lane's beautiful, realistic illustrations to present a vivid picture of the comfort and security of an indoor cat, contrasted with the frightening, life-threatening dangers faced outdoors. KokoCat, Inside and Out gets across an important message without "preaching," in a manner that will appeal to all ages of cat lovers as well as to the uninitiated. An important book with a vital point!”

– Libby Phillips Meggs,author of Go Home!:The True Story of James the Cat

“If any lost cat deserves to be found (and of course they all do), it is KokoCat. I love the artwork and the details about KokoCat’s personality. Follow her outdoor adventure and learn why it is better to be inside than out.”
—Pet Detective Kat Albrecht, Founder, Missing Pet Partnership

One day, KokoCat, a well-loved housecat, sees an open door, a chance to escape her pleasant life, to explore an exciting world outdoors. Once outside, she finds that life is more frightening and less enjoyable than she bargained for. Hungry, lost, and alone, KokoCat takes shelter under a dumpster and dreams of her former life inside. In vibrant images, KokoCat’s story shows the reader that keeping a domestic cat indoors is better both for the well being and longevity of the cat as well as for the birds and wild animals on which a cat preys. The book’s final page for parents and adults offers important information, provocative questions, and tips to increase young readers' awareness of this important animal health and welfare issue.

Lynda Graham-Barber’s abiding passions for writing and animals have intermingled for four-decades, as children’s book editor, writing teacher, author of thirteen books, and animal rights advocate. The author, who holds an MFA in writing for children from Vermont College, lives in a small stone cottage, which she helped build, situated on 160 wooded acres in the Northeast Kingdom, Vermont, with her artist husband David and their rescued dog Biscuit.

Nancy Lane has been an award-winning illustrator for the last twenty years. Her picture books include Call the Horse Lucky and A Home for Dakota (both from The Gryphon Press). She lives in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York with her family and her rescued dog and cats.

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“This book should be required reading for all cat owners! Lynda Graham Barber's careful, direct words combine with Nancy Lane's beautiful, realistic illustrations to present a vivid picture of the comfort and security of an indoor cat, contrasted with the frightening, life-threatening dangers faced outdoors. KokoCat, Inside and Out gets across an important message without "preaching," in a manner that will appeal to all ages of cat lovers as well as to the uninitiated. An important book with a vital point!”

– Libby Phillips Meggs,author of Go Home!: The True Story of James the Cat

“If any lost cat deserves to be found (and of course they all do), it is KokoCat. I love the artwork and the details about KokoCat’s personality. Follow her outdoor adventure and learn why it is better to be inside than out.”
—Pet Detective Kat Albrecht, Founder, Missing Pet Partnership

Kirkus Reviews
Inside cat KokoCat finds the outside world dangerous and scary. KokoCat loves sunbeams and chattering with birds and squirrels--through the window screens. She's good at naps and keeping clean, like every well-loved indoor kitty. One morning when the door stays open a bit too long, KokoCat makes a break for what she's seen beyond her window, and no amount of calling from her human gives her pause. She's not out long before a large orange tomcat attacks her. Though she escapes, she's hungry. Birds are too fast, so she licks a hamburger wrapper and drinks from a stale puddle. The final insult and injury: a night of rainstorms. KokoCat curls up under a Dumpster, missing her home and her humans. When she hears a familiar voice in the morning, she runs to it, and, after a trip to the vet to attend to her wounds, she is an indoor cat forever. Graham-Barber's simple tale of an inside cat on the run might not be a bedtime-story choice, but it is a solid informational title on pet care for young cat lovers. Lane's beautiful, bright watercolors depict an amazing array of emotions on the face of the realistic protagonist. Young readers will definitely need help with the lengthy "Keeping Your Cat Safe" afterword, but it only serves to make this an even more valuable title. (Picture book. 4-8)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780940719125
Publisher:
The Gryphon Press
Publication date:
04/24/2012
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
5 Years

Meet the Author


Lynda Graham-Barber: Lynda Graham-Barber’s abiding passions for writing and animals have intermingled for four-decades, as children’s book editor, writing teacher, author of 13 books, and animal rights advocate. The author, who holds a MFA in Writing for Children from Vermont College, lives in a small stone cottage, wh

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KokoCat, Inside and Out 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An excellent book! Kids will love it!