About the BookTitle: The Cat Who Lost His Meow | Author: Angela Muse | Illustrator: Helen H. Wu | Publication Date: June 1, 2014 | Publisher: Independent | Pages: 32 | Recommended Ages: 3+ Summary: Chester the lazy calico cat has suddenly lost his meow. He’s looking everywhere, but can’t seem to find his voice. When Chester puts himself in a frightening situation he not only finds his voice return, but he also finds his courage. This experience makes Chester appreciate things a little bit more than he had before.
***My Personal Review***
I think books for children that use animals to teach lessons are awesome! My daughter is 7 and she loved this book too :) Chester is a lazy cat who reminds the reader just a bit of Garfield and he never thinks of anyone but himself! But one day that all changes because he finds that he can no longer meow or cry out. He runs all over the place trying to find his meow and gets himself into a sticky situation. But it teaches children that they must appreciate what they have and enjoy their lives, which is something that a lot of kids nowdays don't do. And Chester finding his meow again after his terrifying day teaches them that if you continue to try you will succeed and come through anything :)
The illustrations in this book are so cute! It reminds me of oil paintings, but Chester is this gorgeous tiger cat and he stands out on every page. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this and my daughter thought it was a very cute story so I am sure that kids of all ages can relate to it. I will definitely be looking for more books by Angela Muse as she is a great writer!
***I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an open and honest review.***
About the Author: Angela MuseAngela Muse was born in California to a military family. This meant that she got used to being the "new kid" in school every couple of years. It was hard trying to make new friends, but Angela discovered she had a knack for writing. In high school Angela began writing poetry and song lyrics. Expressing herself through writing seemed very natural. After becoming a Mom in 2003, Angela continued her storytelling to her own children. In 2009 she wrote and published her first rhyming children's book aimed at toddlers. Since then she has released several more children's picture books and released her first young adult romance series, The Alpha Girls, in 2012.
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