Twitter Tumblr FlickrFacebookContact me
This Month Previous Articles Author Title Source Age Genre Series Format Inclusivity LGBTA Portfolio

Recent posts


Month in review

Reviews
Are We There Yet? by Nina Laden
Are We There Yet? by Dan Santat
Cats on Track by Lisa Martin and Valerie Martin
The Easter Bunny's Assistant by Jan Thomas
Egg by Kevin Henkes
Fish Girl by Donna Jo Napoli and David Wiesner
The Ghost of Graylock by Dan Poblocki
The Great American Dust Bowl by Don Brown
The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan
The Hudson by Carl Lamson Carmer
Kitchener Waterloo: A Guidebook from Memory edited by Robert Motum
Landline by Rainbow Rowell
My Pet Human by Yasmine Surovec
My Pet Human Takes Center Stage by Yasmine Surovec
Over Easy by Mimi Pond
Play It as It Lays by Joan Didion
The Readaholics and the Gothic Gala by Laura DiSilverio
The 65-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton
Smoky Night by Eve Bunting
Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea by Robert Burleigh
Star Scouts by Mike Lawrence
Stop the Train! by Geraldine McCaughrean
Strangers on a Train by Carolyn Keene
The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin
This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd by Alan Bradley
Traveling Light by Lynne Branard
The Truth About Twinkie Pie by Kat Yeh
Vampires on the Run by C.M. Surrisi
XVI by Julia Karr

Miscellaneous
Detour ahead
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (April 3)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (April 10)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (April 17)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (April 24)
March 2017 Inclusive Reading Report
March 2017 ROOB and News
What's your earliest memory of reading?

Previous month

Rating System

5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

Reading Challenges

My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 February - January 2017-8



My Pet Human Takes Center Stage: 04/25/17

My Pet Human by Yasmine Surovec

My Pet Human Takes Center Stage by Yasmine Surovec is the continuing adventures of Oliver and his pet human, Freckles. Oliver, once a semi-feral cat has been enjoying life as a pet with all the attention, boxes, belly rubs, and treats he can ever dream of. When Freckles goes to school and Oliver decides to stowaway in her backpack, his life is turned upside down.

Oliver taken to the Furr-ever Club as a safe place to stay during the school day. His story inspires the teacher to get the club members interested in some fundraising to help the local pet shelter. The other thing that Oliver has done is inspire Freckles and her mom to help other cats homes — meaning fostering.

The first cat they bring home is a little fuzzball of a kitten. Of course Oliver is jealous. He's still getting used to living with a human family, indoors. He doesn't want to end up back on the streets, or worse in the hands of Animal Control.

Yasmine Surovec with just simple black and white line art manages to capture all the different emotions of a small tuxedo cat. That Oliver happens to look nearly identical to our Tortuga makes the book all the more special. It was a chance to relive the early days of when we introduced Salmon to our household.

Five stars

Comments (0)


Name:
Email (won't be posted):
Blog URL:
Comment: