Thursday, May 26, 2022

Sunny and the Cats by Victoria Otto: Blog Tour with Book Review, Guest Post & Giveaway


Book Details:

Book TitleSunny and the Cats by Victoria Otto
Category:  Children's Fictions (ages 3-7), 32 pages
Genre:  Children's Picture Book
Publisher:  self-published
Release date:   June, 2022
Content Rating:  G - General Audiences. There is no violence, no bad language, no religious expletives, no sex scenes, and no drug use or underage drinking. 
Book Description:

Everyone in meow village and woof village lived happily if they followed one very important rule...

​Dogs were not welcomed in meow village and any cat that stepped into woof village would be chased up a tree! But a special puppy named Sunny wants to become friends with the cats, so he breaks that rule to see if the cats might like to play.

What happened when Sunny went to meow village? Pick up this book to find out!

I've long believed that animals are our greatest teachers. There's so much we can learn from them to help us become better humans, from loving unconditionally without judgment or discrimination to living in the moment to the importance of teamwork.

In Sunny and the Cats an adorable community of cats and dogs teach kids one of life's greatest lessons - the importance of living together in harmony without fear of anyone who may be perceived as "different". I thought it was adorable how the cats enjoy a life of peace and quiet while the dogs are loud and rambunctious, and the cats prefer cleanliness over playing in the dirt. Even so, Sunny the playful pup can't understand why in spite of their differences they can't be friends, so when he sees a cat in need, he doesn't hesitate and steps in to help. 

The illustrations by Teguh Sulistio of the cats and dogs, meow village and woof village, are delightful and bring the story to life. Children of all ages will walk away from this book with a new insight into friendship and acceptance. 
(release date June 10, 2022)

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Meet the Author:

Victoria Otto is a children's book author, born and raised in Metro-Detroit. She has a passion for children's literature and strives to create picture books that are engaging, educational, and lots of fun for both children and parents to read. Victoria loves to make author visits at schools and organizations. So far, she has been able to read her books to and visit eight hundred children across the United States.

​If you would like Victoria to make an author visit at your school or organization, please email her.

connect with the author: twitter ~ instagram 

Author Guest Post:

Hello everyone! I am Victoria Otto, a children's picture book author, and I am here today to share more about myself and my books. Thank you to the kind Melissa, at Mochas, Mysteries and Meows for having me do a guest post on her blog.

Talk about when you realized you wanted to be an author. Lifelong dream or happened late on?

When I was younger, I would write little silly stories and read them to my parents. They always thought that I would become an author, but storytelling was just a fun hobby and something to do in my free time. It wasn't until later in life when I thought about writing seriously or the possibility of becoming an author, but it still seemed so far-fetched since I have dyslexia. I was constantly worried that people wouldn't take my writing seriously or think it was "good," but that's when I realized writing is a very subjective and vulnerable career. Readers will either love or connect with what you wrote. Or they will dislike it and not see the purpose. I would have started writing picture books earlier if I wasn't shy or scared to put myself out there, but I believe everything happens at the right time, even when you think it doesn't. Taking my writing seriously and exploring my creative potential at the age of twenty was the best thing I ever did.

Tour Schedule:

May 23 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / author interview / giveaway
May 23 - Kam's Place – book review / author interview 
May 24 – Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
May 25 – A Mama's Corner of the World – book review / giveaway
May 26 – Mochas, Mysteries and Meows – book review / guest post / giveaway
May 26 - Fur Everywhere – book review / giveaway
May 27 – Faith And Books – book review / giveaway
May 27 - Library Lady's Kid Lit – book review / author interview / giveaway
May 31 – She Just Loves Books – book review / author interview / giveaway
June 1 – Pause for Tales – book review / giveaway
June 3 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
June 6 – Because I said so -- and other adventures in Parenting – book review / author interview / giveaway
Enter the Giveaway: 

Sunny and the Cats Book Tour Giveaway




Mickey's Musings said...

Sounds like a good book.
I think we cats and dogs could teach humans about getting along ;)
Purrs, Julie

Sandee said...

Love the cover and it looks like a fun read.

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

animals are indeed amazing teachers! looks like a great book!

pilch92 said...

My great-nieces would love this.

Brian's Home Blog said...

That sounds like a fun one and I totally love that cute cover!

Lone Star Cats said...

Sounds like a cute book.

Leah said...

This sounds like it's charming, and also a good book for children.

Patricia T said...

Sounds like a sweet story. Thanks, Melissa (and Mudpie).

Three Chatty Cats said...

This looks like a very cute book!