Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Made In Vermont Books Help Shelter Cats

One of my very favorite series of children's books starring cats is The Silas Series: The Adventures of Silas and Opal by Vermont author Grannie Snow. What makes this series extra special to me is that it's a true Vermont product from start to finish. Everyone involved - writer, illustrator, graphic designer, editor, web designer, and printer - reside here in my home state.


The Silas books are a series of picture books, written in verse, that detail the adventures of a shelter cat named Silas who gets adopted and winds up sharing his home with a “sweet smelling lady.” Later, Miss Opal, a lovely little kitty, joins their family. Key aspects of having a companion animal are woven into the stories, including loving and losing a pet and then discovering the joys and comfort of letting new pets into your home and heart. The series has grown to a series of five, including the series' most recent addition, "Silas and Opal's Outdoor Adventure," which centers on the pair's encounter with a skunk.


If you're interested in buying the books, enter "Out of the Cage" in the Instructions from Buyer section when ordering at http://thesilasseries.com/the-books/, and $2 from each book sold will support the lifesaving programs of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals!

Check them out...we highly recommend the whole series for cat lovers of all ages!

14 comments:

Mickey's Musings said...

Those books sound delightful :)
Not surprising as they are about cats.
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

That is so cool! California is such a big state, that if everyone involved in creating a book lived out here, no one would be impressed. In fact, if I lived anywhere else but here, I bet I could convince the local news to do stories on me... but not in the second biggest city in the US. Which is kind of a bummer.

The Menagerie Mom said...

I can already tell that I'm going to love this series. They sound like they tell such sweet tales, and the illustrations are beyond incredible. Not to mention, they're for a wonderful cause! Thank you so much for sharing this with us!

Patricia T said...

Thanks, Melissa. This sounds like a wonderful series.

Bob Barber said...

I used to live in New Hampshire. Can't convince my wife to move anywhere that cold. It doesn't bother me! I miss the woods. Thanks for the tip.

Three Chatty Cats said...

These sounds very fun! I love that they're helping shelter cats, too!

World of Animals said...

This sounds like a wonderful series of books. By your description of the books. It deals with a lot of everyday events. Sometimes happy or sad. I wonder what kind of fun they had with the skunk in there Outdoor Adventures. Hope the series raises a lot of money for the lifesaving program. Thanks for the share. Have a great day.
World of Animals

Eastside Cats said...

How interesting! Thanks for the info!

Danielle L Zecher said...

That sounds like a great series, and I love that it helps kitties.

The Swiss Cats said...

Those books sound fun, and it's wonderful that they help shelters at the same time ! Purrs

Cathy Keisha said...

HAH! I love it! The made all in Vermont books helps an NYC charity. Doesn't charity begin at home?

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

I mean, the series is about cats! How can it be anything but awesome? ;)

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

That sounds like a great series.

Holly said...

That sounds like a great series. As a fellow New Englander I was drawn to your post by the title alone.