Tue 25 Dec 2012
But fewer people dedicate a substantial portion of their lives to helping lost, homeless or hurt animals that come their way.
Author Peg Kehret does. And many cats, dogs, bear and deer have wandered past her home near Mt. Rainier National Park in Washington State.
In her latest book, Animals Welcome (Dutton Children’s Books, 2012), Peg shares the stories of some of the more memorable animals she’s helped find safe, loving homes and explains her lifelong commitment to animal welfare.
This book was the perfect choice for today’s reviewer. Sonia loves animals, and has two cats that used to be strays. She’s shown with both of them at the right. Vince is in the top picture, while Sunny is in the bottom picture. (Just ignore the unmade bed and unfolded laundry in the background. I do.)
Take it away, Sonia!
Things I like to do: Play on my D.S, watch TV, ride horses, play Candyland with my dad, watch anime shows on my iPod.
This book was about: A woman who rescues animals that are abandoned or stray and helps them get better and tries to find them a good home.
The best part was when: The women found Mr. Stray, a cat, and had her husband make a house for him to live, and the house had a heater inside so the cat would stay warm.
I smiled when: The women found a stray mama cat and her kittens and when the women tried to get the third kitten in the carrier, it didn’t work because the kitten hid in the piano. The woman had to wait for the kitten come out from the organ after her husband was banging on the side.
I was surprised when: The husband was sick and then felt better but then died. I felt bad for the woman.
This book taught me: That when you see a stray animal, you can always help it — even though you don’t even know the animal.
Three words that best describe this book are: “Animals.” “Love.” “Caring.”
My favorite picture in this book is: The picture of Mr. Stray peering out of his special house. And the picture of the writer on the cover holding the cat she adopted herself.
Thank you, Sonia!
This book is a refreshing, informative, entertaining and much-needed look at the real life of helping animals who need it and how one committed person can make a difference.
Author Peg Kehret has also written fiction children’s books – three of which were inspired by her pet cat, Pete, before he passed away.
To learn more about her, you can:
- Visit her website.
- Check out her facebook page which Peg updates regularly.
- Read this interview with Peg on Author Turf.