An adorable heartwarming story that would be great for read alouds and story times! A must for any feline fans!
Coogie wakes up in a dumpster. He doesn't like it because it smells bad and there is nothing to eat. Then big hands reach in and take him out. It's a young man who knows a woman who finds good homes for stray pets.
Indigo River Publishing and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you). It will be published on March 29th.
The kitten is depicted as small with big eyes. He's picture perfect. I'd probably keep him if he showed up on my porch.
The woman starts looking for a family for him. She finds a good one and tells him that but he's distressed. Can you guess why?
Princess Fuzzypants here: I love children’s books that charm but also teach something positive. Poor Coogie is abandoned in a dumpster and must learn to survive a very cruel world. He does so with a sweet purrsonality and pluck and big adorable eyes.
The pictures enhance the story as the young reader learns what life is like for so many unwanted cats. But there is always hope. Four purrs and two paws up.
3.5 stars rounded up: This is a sweet story about a kitten, who is found in a dumpster. Coogie is rescued, fed and fattened up, then finds his forever home with Aunt Lynny. I know my granddaughter will want to dance with Coogie when I get a chance to read this book to her. There isn't a lot of narrative to this story, but the illustrations are adorable. Coogie's big, sad eyes had me wanting to pull him out of the book. This book is a great one to promote adoption and supporting animal shelters, especially as profits from the sale of the book goes to a Miami Pet Charity.
This was just really cute and I loved every single bit of it. It's perfect for kids and cat lovers. It promotes adoption and that animals need loving stable homes.
This cute picture book is a great story for building compassion and empathy in young students/readers. Coogie will leave a special place in reader's hearts and encourage students to treat animals with compassion. This would also pair nicely with information on Animal Shelters or being kind.
The are issues downloading this book and I was unable to review the illustrations and body of the book. From the cover it appears that the store is about an adorable black cat with blue eyes that is found in a dumpers. Therefore, I will not be rating this books as the issues is website related not publisher/author related.
Thank you for the opportunity to attempt to review this ARC from NetGalley!
Super cute book about a little black cat. Loved it even more because I personally have a little black cat of my own.!
I love stories about animals and this one did not disappoint. It was a cute story about compassion and empathy.
Thank you to the publisher, NetGalley and the author for the #gifted copy of the book.
Cute story about a cat named Coogie who was found in a dumpster! Perfect for children who are cat lovers and elementary school teachers.
A man finds Coogie, a little black kitten with blue eyes, in a dumpster. He takes the kitty to his friend Lynny who helps animals. As someone who rescued a kitten from under a bridge, I was eager to read this story of Coogie. It was a sweet story. I really found the artwork to be cool and unique. My favorite picture was the one where Coogie had his little paw up. Some of the text was difficult to read because of the placement and the smaller size font sometimes looked too close together. It worked when the font was enlarged though. Other times the background made it hard to read. All in all, a cute story.
This is such a cute story about a kitten named coogie found in a dumpster, He is rescued and finds a great home with aunt Lynny. I read this to my 6yr old and she thought it was so cute. Her favorite was that the kitty was a dancing kitty. Then she showed me the dance the kitty did. Such a fun and sweet story.
A big thank you to NetGalley and Indigo River Publishing for the ARC. I am voluntarily reviewing this book. This is a children's book. I found the graphics to be cute such big sad eyes. The story is heartwarming, not everyone would get the kitten from the dumpster. Very cute story, colorful. Lucky Coogie the kitten. 4 stars
This cute tale is intended for children. It is meant to foster kindness and caring for unwanted, discarded pets. The illustrations are very well done. The proceeds from its sale help fund a Miami pet charity.
3.5 stars for this HEA story of responsibility. I think children will enjoy the illustrations and the feel-good ending.
Thanks to Indigo River Publishing via Netgalley.
This short picture book does a lot of things I love. Most notably, it features a cute animal (and a cat no less - that's a hard yes from me) which is always a winner, it promotes the "adopt, don't shop" motto for pet adoption and it has a really heart-warming message. Our pets really are our family, and we have so much power in the world to rescue animals in need; it is, quite literally, within our gift.
But, it is still a children's book and for that reason it has some important components lacking which children rely on a little more than a heart warming, and moral, message. The illustrations of Coogie the cat, who is rescued from a dumpster and doesn't want to leave his newly adopted family, are super cute and really great quality. The remaining pages, which are most composed of a blurry background or pair of human legs, are really lacking. They're used to display the text, but they are not really good enough to make this book really sing (which I think it would if this was worked on!).
It's a nice story, for sure. But it does need a little more love for the alternate pages of illustrations. The dedication to the future pets of the author who they promised to rescue - I think it was something like, "keep waiting, we are coming", was just lovely and really put a smile on my face.
ARC provided from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
This was a book I was happy to let pass, but some people will certainly have an issue with it. Narratively there's not too much here – a kitten gets found in a dumpster, gets passed on to someone who might bulk him up and get him to a forever home – although he might have something to say about that idea. Certainly it's a book that relies on its cutesiness to appeal. And that's the other issue, in that the only effect this will have is to encourage, through pester power, trips to sanctuaries and demands to own pets. Obviously foundlings and pets who were once at risk are the best things to have, as long as they have had their psychological and physical issues fully resolved, but often that is not the case. I'm not suggesting the charities this volume is fundraising for are slackers, but not all adults thinking of buying this will be thankful that all it does is urge pet ownership.
A short and sweet illustrated story that is based on animal love and care, compassion. Will recommend it to young readers for sure!
This was such a cute book! I would have loved this one as a kid. The illustrations were nice and the story was sweet. I recommend it to younger readers!
So sweet! This would be a great book for library story times. The illustrations were great too. I love cats and anything involving them is an instant love on my end.
This is a cute picture book. It would be a great read aloud for preschool and elementary age children. Nice illustrations.