Monday, October 11, 2010

Momma Meezer Monday Book Review

I was thrilled when I was contacted by the publisher of Dewey Readmore Books' newest book.  Not that Dewey himself wrote it because sadly he passed away in November of 2006.  His mom Vicki Myron co-authored it with Bret Witter.  They wanted me to review it.  Being the mom around here I purred at the opportunity. 

Not that I could read it myself, but I knew that it meant lots of quality lap time while our mom read it to us.  I especially wanted my daughter Cory to hear the stories.  Both of us adored the first book.  We loved it because Dewey was a cat, like us, who was abandoned, but found a great life in spite of his rough beginning.

This book included more about Dewey.  It also included stories of other wonderful and amazing kittens and cats that touched the lives of readers who loved Dewey.  I like to think that each of us cats is special.  Each one of us touches the lives of the people who love us.  We form relationships and bonds that transform each other.  This book has 9 chapters, 2 of which focus on Dewey and 7 that feature cats who will be new to you.  I loved each and everyone of them.  They all made me purr. 

Cory, what did you think?

I loved that mom kept reminding us of our own stories.  All of the kittens and cats featured in the book just scratch (hey I like to scratch) the surface of the millions of stories that we know are out there.  So as she read to us, we meowed and purred about our own stories.

And now we get to share this book with others.  The publisher is going to send a copy of Dewey's Nine Lives to the winner of our drawing.  All you have to do is leave a comment saying that you want to enter.  I will limit it to those kitties and woofies who blog.  In addition, the publisher will only ship to the US and Canada.  So because of that, guess what we're going to do?

Yes, because we adore our readers in other countries, we will select 2 winners.  One winner in the US and Canada who will get the book from the publisher and another winner who can't be from the US and Canada (how's that for a change up?!) who will receive the very gently used copy of the book from us.  We'll even leave a few of our furs inside!

So leave a comment on this post and we'll let you know who the 2 winners are by Friday, ok?

You can check out these other links about Dewey and the book:


 

43 comments:

ML said...

This is one book we hasn't read and would love to. We remember Dewey and some of him's stories.
Please enter ours name fur the US drawing.
Love & Purrs,
KC

Boom Nisanart said...

I like the name of the book " Nine Life " I will tell my mom tonight, Thank you to review this book. My mom can read but for me it can be my new pillow : )

Puddy

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Any book with khytties has to be good - and tasty!

Thanks fur sharing!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Hi Grete!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, that's sweet of you to go the extra mile for your readers. We're sure they'll appreciate it.

We read Dewey's original book and loved it. It would be great to be able to read this latest book. Please count us in for the US drawing.

Raymond and Busby said...

Very good review! We'd like to enter your contest please, we love books. (PS, very cool to include your overseas readers in the contest!)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I came by to tell you how much I like your blog. I found it from Miss Kitty Van Dyck's blog. I follow her adventures and so does Bleubeard who I share the blog with. Actually, I am an artist and I post more art than cat stories. But lately, Bleubeard has also had several posts.

I wanted you to know that I feature a blog each day on my blog and tomorrow (Oct 11), I will feature your blog. It's Bleubeard's day, so he actually got to pick the blog.

We were both impressed by the number of cats (and dogs) you have saved and brought into your home over the years. Your sidebar is testament to that. I have only opened my home to two cats in my life and they have both been spoiled beyond belief. I can't imagine having more than one at a time, although I have friends who seem to do well with two or three. Thank you for all you do in the cat (and dog) world. You are a true inspiration.

I'm afraid we don't qualify for your drawing because I am the only one who knows how to type in our family of two, but it's extra sweet of you to open this giveaway worldwide.

Chesney Cats said...

Sounds like a good read! We would like to enter for the drawing. Thank you!

Miss Kitty said...

Greetings Cory,

This is fantastic, especially since dad recently purchased the Dewey's first book and after reading Homer's Odyssey will start on Dewey.

Please enter us in the US drawing.

Wishing you all the best,
Miss Kitty and Egmont (dad)

Miss Kitty said...

Just thought I would inform you that your FaceBook link is not working and would need to be corrected.

Miss Kitty

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We loved the first Dewey book ~ it was so touching and lovely ~ it made mom weep but in a good way. So we wold love to be counted in for the UK draw for the noo book. We would happiy paw it forward afterwards so others could enjoy it too. (We pawed the first one forward).

Furkidsmom said...

Great review! We would love to have a copy. Please enter us.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

We also really enjoyed Dewey's first book, so would be very happy to be entered in the non-USA/Canada draw! Thanks for thinking of us faarawy friends!

Purrs,
The Chans

Kea said...

The book looks wonderful but please don't enter us in the contest. We wish everyone good luck, though! :-)

Simba said...

Mom and I are glad you enjoyed the book. Mom read Dewey's first book about a year ago - it was a gift from her sister who lives overseas, but sent it via amazon. We would love to enter your drawing for a copy of the new book, and as a bonus from US we will send it on to Mom's sister after we have read it. She is the one who lost Flossie earlier this year - Flossie could have been a story in the book, as she was a cat who "found" her Mom and chose her.

Huffle Mawson said...

Oh I'd love to win! I love reading!

Forever Foster said...

You are such sweethearts to think of us non- US and Canada kitties. We would love to enter your world draw if that's ok.

Our mum was telling Dahlia all about you today, Ellie, and what a good Momma you are. She is going to try real hard to live up to your example :)

Parker said...

Oh we would love to read that book. Please enter us in the drawing!

AFSS said...

Oh we would love for the Mom to read that book to us, it sounds purrfectly wonderful. Please enter us in the contest.

The Creek Cats said...

You guys are so great to mail your own copy to our overseas furiends!! Looks like a mighty fine book!!

The Island Cats said...

This sounds like a wonderful book! Please enter us in the drawing.

Purrfect Haven said...

wow we are so impressed and would love to enter the book comp. Thanks for telling us all about it. Love Darcy and Bingley xx

Cory said...

Thanks to Miss Kitty for letting us know about Dewey's Facebook link being incorrect. I have had mom fix it!

The Monkeys said...

Oh, our Mom loved the first Dewey book. She cried and cried so we don't know how that means she loved it...but she claims she did. We would love to enter the draw for the book.

Brian said...

That is a very nice contest and it sounds like a great book. Please enter us in the contest too! Thanks!!!

The Misadventures Of Me said...

Dewey was a lucky kitteh, as are all of us who find furever homes! Yoo all are pawsome fer giving everyone a chance to win the book. The mom thinks it would be great to read to us - we'd like to enter peas?

Molly
Shadow
Trooder

Forty Paws said...

Oh yes! We would luf to be entered. Dewey's first book was a great read!

Luf, Us

Katnip Lounge said...

We would love to enter your contest! We loved the first book and we want to read the second one.

Jacqueline said...

Dewey's first book made Mom cry so much; she could totally relate to that precious, loving baby=his personality reminded her so much of her Nikki...Hope you all have a fun week, sweet friends...kisses...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Junior and Orion said...

Sounds like a wonderful book and inspiring stories. We would love to be entered into the drawing!

Eric and Flynn said...

Please can you enter us in the Non USA/Canada drawing too please.

Cat said...

The book sounds fantastic! Please include us in your draw :-)

Derby, Ducky said...

We loved the first Dewey book. So put our names in for this one.

Sweet Praline said...

My mom finally got the first book and we would love to have the second book too.

Au and Target said...

We've heard about Dewey but never read about him. We're crossing paws we win! We're in Malaysia.

The Paw Relations said...

We love Dewey Readmore Books!

Mum blubbed her eyes out at the end of the first Dewey book.

We would like to be entered into the Non US and Canada draw, please.

Keiko said...

Thanks for a great review, and we'd love to enter your contest! We have been eyeing this book in the bookstore for a while!
Purrrs, Keiko, Kenji, Pricilla & Yuji

meowmeowmans said...

Thanks for such an insightful review! We read the first book about Dewey, and loved it, so we would definitely love to be entered in the U.S. drawing. :)

brandi said...

Please enter me in this drawing. I loved Dewey! I'm in the US. And mama studied library science back in the dark ages....
love,
brandi

momsbusy said...

we would love to read all about dewey and the other kittys. please enter us in your contest.

kazoku neko

SuziQCat said...

We loved Dewey's first book and would enjoy learning more about him and other kitties. Please enter us in your contest!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

This looks like a great book. We would love to enter your contest!

Cory said...

Entries are now closed and the draw will happen tonight! Announcement on the blog Friday!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Oh, we loved da Dewey book. Mom passed it on to a friend and we think it's now in someone elses hands...we'll hafta get dis book and haf mom read it to us and den pass it on like we did wif da first one.