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Toby's Tails - The Christmas Kittens (Fantasy Farm Tales Book 5) Kindle Edition
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A wonderful feature: the book is copiously illustrated with lots of winsome pictures of the dog and the kittens. I grew up on a farm with dozens of cats and kittens, and the pictures brought back a lot of pleasant memories. Reading this book was like a refreshing vacation in the country. You and your kids will love it!
Using color photographs to present her characters, the sense of realism for The Christmas Kittens is unique for children's books. I loved it since readers get to meet each one with their real names and learn all about their activities at Fantasy Farm...I should tell you that there were two tortoiseshell girls and one tabby boy, all ready to be loved...
Mum was an immediate "sucker" when her friend Peter brought and put them down on the patio where Mum and Dad were having coffee. Peter explained that the mother was feral and she had deserted them when they were weaned. Which was just as well since they were soon to have a new home! Dad knew what was going to happen and laughingly started thinking about their names! Their full names were Cleopatra, Nefertiti, and Ramesses but you'll learn their nicknames in the book. Toby went over to touch noses and make them more welcome and soon they were settled in, wondering what came next... Of course, food was one of those things so Mum had to hurry out to the store--food being delivered straight to kittens/cats is the first step to becoming slaves for your new friends...LOL
Toby goes on to tell about the first night, because he was the one chosen--cats were sleeping on his tail or cuddling in tight to his body. Toby claimed he got a little grumpy, but I'm thinking this was not really the case--he was merely showing them who was really in charge!
I'm skipping about their trip to the V-E-T--cats really don't like you-know-who to be talked about much... But, this is certainly part of the educational benefits of the book as the author slips in info about care and safety of animals...
The kittens were soon exploring their new home and Toby showed them around the Farm, soon nearing where Casper was resting... Casper had been on the farm for a long time and he really wasn't interested in those kittens! And he was quick to let them know that! Then one day the kittens disappeared! Everybody was worried because they lived in an area where hunting was allowed!
All I can tell you is that they were back at the Farm for Christmas and were soon helping trim the house, of course...
If I haven't said it before, I loved this heartwarming story about the new kittens who came to Fantasy Farm! There are 42 pages, which includes dialogue, with Toby narrating--such fun. You also will have a chance in the back to see more of the stories about those that live at Fantasy Farm. Such a delightful surprise and small enough to stick right into your children's big Christmas stockings! Highly recommended!
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There is a moral to this tale too and in simple language that children will understand it is explained why young animals do not make good gifts at Christmas. To help the non for profit French animal charity Hélianthus, founded in 2008, 10% of the profit of this book will be donated to them for their work that includes rehoming, fostering and spaying abandoned cats and dogs.
There are four other books in the Toby’s Tails series for children and they are available in English, French and Spanish, in ebook and paperback format. I have lined up books one to four on my kindle and I'm looking forward to reading more from Toby about his life in France.
I was sent a copy of this book for an honest review.
When I read the first book in the series I fell in love with Toby, and now, having read the fifth and latest book in the series, I also love Susan Keefe's cat family.
Ms Keefe writes very well. She therefore takes us into her home and believe me one can visualise the events she tells us about.She draws her reader into her life and into the lives of Toby and his friends.
Like in her previous four books Toby is very present in this one too, and never can this little fellow bore us.
Christmas is just round the corner, so if you have a child or grandchild, or you know of a child who is going to hang up a stocking for Father Christmas to fill, you will make his or her little heart very happy by leaving Susan Keefe's series for him to find.