Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Carrot by Vanita Oelschlager

Remember how the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence?  I've often wished I could have something that someone else has, at least to experience it for a bit.  This story relates to that adage.

VanitaBooks and Net Galley let me read an ebook of this story for review (thank you).  The book is available for sale at your local bookstore now.

Carrot is the name of orange cat.  She's quite content in her lot in life.  After all, she's the only cat in the house she lives in and they let her roam and visit the waterfront and the food's good.  But then she sees something to make her wonder if maybe she might be missing out...

A very pretty long-haired fluffy white cat lives on a boat!  She imagines exotic food, servants to wait on her, a throne, and even more pampering.  It's not until she realizes she'd have to stay on the boat and she might get tired of eating fish that she decides she's luckier to be where she is.  After all, she'd probably miss out on her bratwurst.

The illustrations are gentle and welcoming and the story is sweet.  Why not share a cute tale with your little one?  They'll enjoy this tale!

Happy reading.

1 comment:

Shan said...

Love the theme of this book. Good to teach kids young that things are not always better on the other side. Reminds me of a series something like city mouse/country mouse. Good to learn or at least be exposed to this early on in life.