Welcome back to another week here at Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers...the place where reviews are written while often listening to Pandora and shared with a smile in my heart.
Today, we're exploring an upcoming ebook release from a Children's author we've featured here a few times over. This time around, she's letting things go to the cats, or rather one particular kitten whose coat is a peculiarly pretty shade of...blue. Ready to read all about it? Today's ebook of choice is...
The tale begins with a little girl named Mandy on a special mission. She's at the pound and ready to bring one lucky little fur baby with her to their new forever home; a happy feeling indeed. However....the kitty chosen is no ordinary cat. No really! When the newly named Blucy feels happy, sad, mad, or in-between, her fur changes color to match her mood, leading to a blue tinged adventure filled with mischief, exploration and finally understanding as two hearts from different worlds come together to form a bond of love that will only grow.
Known for her talent in rhyming tales for little ones, author Julia Dweck hits the nail on the head once again with Blucy. The rhymes are spot on and though the combinations at times are surprising, (but in a good way) it allows the story to come across loud and clear. Let us not forget the amazing illustrations! The color palette is rich, the blues varied as need be to fit the events transpiring, and the texture will make you want to stroke Blucy's fur right on the e-page. You'll get lost with Blucy as she hides among the forget-me-nots, shake off the pool water when she dives in for an impromptu swim, and gasp in mock horror (okay, somewhat mock) when she has an encounter with the curtains (which I don't truly think she intended, but still!), all on a quest to find a place where she truly belongs. Little does she know it, it's closer than she thinks....good girl, Mandy.
ARC ebook for review courtesy of author Julia Dweck. (THANKS!) For more information on this title as well as her growing catalog of ebook wonders for readers of all ages, be sure to stop by her official site, like her on Facebook, or follow along on Twitter. To discover the world of illustrator Erika LeBarre, click on over to her official site. This title will be available for download beginning August 13th via Xist Publishing, however you can pre-order it now via this link for easy access on release day. You can even plan a blue themed party to celebrate Blucy's arrival; how cool would THAT be?!
Until next time...happy reading!