Friday, October 8, 2021

My Cat Is Blue by Sarah Sommer: Blog Tour with Book Review and Giveaway

Book Details:
Book Title: My Cat Is Blue by Sarah Sommer
Category: Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7), 36 pages
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Publisher: Mascot Books
Release date: October 2021
Format: Print - Hardback USA
Tour dates: October 5 to October 18
Content Rating: G - Children's picture book featuring feelings of sadness and grief (loss of a pet), but no explicit content or language.


When someone you love is feeling down in the dumps, you try everything to help. But sometimes, you don't have the cure, and those blues can even become contagious. It just might be the unexpected that allows you both to shed your blues and move toward a bright and colorful future.

Gold-medal winner at the Mom's Choice Awards, My Cat Is Blue features rhymes, illustrations that evolve from grayscale to full color, and a story of pet loss that examines grief from the viewpoints of those directly affected by it and those in supporting roles.

This is one of the sweetest children's books I've ever had the pleasure of holding in my hands.

The little girl in the story is worried about her feline friend. He's stopped enjoying his favorite treats and toys. In fact, he seems to have stopped enjoying life. The family takes their beloved pet to the vet, where they discover what the problem is and find a remedy that makes everyone feel better.

The loss of a pet makes a profound impact on every single member of a family: adults, children, and other animals in the home. That's what makes a book like this so important, to help kids understand that it's okay to be sad, how to deal with that emotion in themselves and in those they love, and to realize that they will find joy again. The story written in rhyme is comforting, and the use of color in the illustrations to reflect the transition of emotions is incredibly clever.

This is a book that belongs on every child's bookshelf. It's one that can also help adults begin to heal during difficult times.

Meet the Author:

Sarah Sommer is an award-winning children's picture book author who blends her love for music, animals, and positivity in her books. Having trained in classical music and performed internationally as a professional clarinetist, rhymes and lyrics are an important part of her writing style. She is an advocate for animals, as seen in her work fostering German shepherds, and as a result, animals are always a central part of her stories. Sarah aims to include encouraging themes, such as helping others, in all of her narratives because we all need a little help sometimes.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from iRead Book Tours.


The Florida Furkids said...

That sounds like a very sweet book.


What a lovely little book! The cover is so adorable.

Leah said...

That does sound like a good book for both children and adults!

pilch92 said...

That looks like a great book. I would love to win it for my great nieces. XO

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for your review!! I really appreciate it!

Sandee said...

Sounds like a wonderful read.

Have a purrfect day and weekend, Mudpie. My best to your mom. ♥ said...

Sounds like an adorable book! It's good to teach kids about dealing with difficult emotions! especially the loss of a pet

Three Chatty Cats said...

This looks like a great book. I have several cat-themed children's books. I might add this to my collection!

Cathy Keisha said...

Let's cheer that little blue cat up.

katsrus said...

Sounds like a good book. Cute cover.

Jodi Hunter said...

Sounds like a super cute book.

megana said...

I must read this with my kids! Thank you for sharing!

Shelly Peterson said...

Look's really cute.

Antoinette M said...

Wonderful picture book! I like how the colors change.