Blucy : The Blue Catby Julia Dweck (Author), Erika LeBarre (Illustrator)
A Blue cat?
Little Mandy wants to adopt a “special” cat. But in a roomful of cats, Mandy is confused. They all look the same, how is she ever going to choose a “special” cat? But then she spies a cat snoozing on a blue mat. And blue being her favorite color, she chooses “Blucy” for her new pet!
Like all other cats, Blucy is mischievous, adventurous and spontaneous. But little did Mandy know that “Blucy” is really special! She has a talent that no other cat has.
At first Mandy tries hard to figure out what would make Blucy happy. She tries training this stubborn cat, but Blucy was on her own! However will Mandy and Blucy become friends? Did Mandy make a mistake in picking Blucy for her pet?
Blucy is a wonderful read aloud rhyming book by Julia Dweck. The pace of the book is gentle for the very little ones. The illustrations are gorgeous and bright, just right for younger audiences. The rhyme and rhythm of the story is engaging and fun!“Although she hated pudding, Blucy loved a Jello mold,
She wanted only BLUE – the other colors left her cold! Now Mandy didn’t laugh or think that she was acting cute, When Blucy dove right into the bowl and swam among the fruit!”
We loved reading this story over and over again. DD loves cats and she had a ton of fun reading through all the shenanigans that Blucy is up to. Cat owners will instantly relate to the “first” days of having a cat at home. I like the fact that there is a “Cat Fact” section for beginning “cat lovers” and a lovely “cat activity” for kids to do as well. Also, the author/illustrator team have thought about the format for the book. This book is a kindle book and hence the format of the book needs to be intuitive to the young readers or parents for that screen size. A job well done!
* Where’s Blucy? *
Before we get to the $100 Book Blast Giveaway, we have a special treat for you. If you head on over to Julia Dweck’s Facebook Fan Page, you will find the “Where’s Blucy?” contest. Julia Dweck fans are invited to post suggestions of “blue” places Blucy could be hiding, (e.g., near Elvis’ blue suede shoes). The most creative answer will win a print of the Blucy cover by the artist, Erika LeBarre. Head on over to Julia Dweck’s Facebook Fan Page to enter and…
Pssssttt… if you enter the contest before August 20th, 2013, you gain 5 entries in the $100 Book Blast Giveaway below!
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