Sometimes Naughty-Always Loved: Mary and Her Big Cat Brain

Sometimes Naughty-Always Loved: Mary and Her Big Cat Brain

Sometimes Naughty-Always Loved: Mary and Her Big Cat Brain

Sometimes Naughty-Always Loved: Mary and Her Big Cat Brain


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A lovely tabby cat named Mary uses her intelligence and instinct—her big cat brain—to sort out what her human parents want her to do, and how to avoid being “naughty.” The story sets up an emotional transition moving from Mary’s anxiety about her own naughty behavior, to the realization that she is greatly loved despite her occasional transgressions.

This book was inspired by the author’s cat, Xena, who greatly enriched the lives of her “parents” for fourteen of her eighteen years. She was much loved even though she too was occasionally naughty. From infancy, children will love hearing about Mary and her message of unconditional love, and later, will want to read the story themselves for enjoyment and as a learning tool. There is no better predictor of success in life than literacy and the desire to learn through reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781949362657
Publisher: Stonewall Press
Publication date: 11/08/2018
Pages: 30
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.08(d)
Age Range: Up to 8 Years

About the Author

Arleen Alleman is a former analyst with the U.S. Government Accountability Office where she wrote extensively on many topics ranging from satellite systems to endangered species. She has a science education and also worked as a fashion model, insurance adjuster, jewelry designer, and proprietor of a home décor shop. Her interests include reading, health and fitness, history of religion, and travel. Born in England, she was raised in New Hampshire and Nevada. She currently lives in Colorado with her husband, Tim. She is the author of the six-book Darcy Farthing Adventure Series. Sometimes Naughty-Always Loved is her first children's book. She invites readers to visit on social media or contact her at

Cedric Taylor is one of fifteen children born to Robert and Rosea Lee Taylor in Houston, Texas. He has a Fine Arts Degree from Sam Houston State University. He found his drawing talent early in life when he had trouble sleeping and his mother soothed him by providing pencil and paper. He played basketball from a young age, riding his ten-speed bike from gym to gym. The strength he developed, along with his art and speed reading skills, served him well during college and a long career in commercial art with ministries. He now works as a freelance artist, and a teacher at Painting with a Twist in Colorado. Cedric has four grown children.
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