This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Robert A. Groves for Readers' Favorite
The Cat That Was Nothing but Trouble by Anne Toole is the story of Sweetie Pie the cat who becomes lost one day and is found by puppy Lee and his female adult owner. The cat, whom Lee names Trouble, is quite a handful. The cat bullies Lee, eats his food, plays with his toys, and causes all types of mischief for which Lee is blamed. Lee quickly becomes despondent and wishes Trouble would leave his house and return it to the peaceful abode it was prior to the cat’s arrival. Just when Lee thinks all hope is lost for the peaceful existence he once knew to return, a man arrives at the front door one day. It is Sweetie Pie’s owner who is there to reclaim her and take her home. Lee is once again the happy puppy he was prior to the cat being brought into his environment.
Anne Toole’s imaginative children’s story, The Cat That Was Nothing but Trouble, is a tale with which any household with mixed pets will quickly identify. The book is rich in themes such as sibling rivalry, accepting others who are different, being a good house guest, respect for others, bullying, and how to play well together. The story’s rhythmic prose easily maintains one’s interest and will be a favorite read-along for children in either the home or classroom. It can be a story for an afternoon reading or bedtime. Toole does a respectful job of treading the conflict which develops between Lee, the cat, and the human characters. She addresses Lee’s vulnerability, and no doubt his fear the family may disown him, with masterfully crafted words and phrases. And no review would be complete on this book without a shout out for the brilliant illustrations from Richa Kinra. The colorful and bright illustrations magnificently complement the writing. This book is a joy to read and will be time well spent sharing with any child in your life.