Book Review Tour with Giveaway

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Book Details:
Book Title:  My Cat Is Blue by Sarah Sommer
Category: Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7),  36 pages
Genre:  Children’s Picture Book
Publisher:  Mascot Books
Release date:  October 2021
Content Rating:  G – Children’s picture book featuring feelings of sadness and grief (loss of a pet), but no explicit content or language.


Book Description: 
When someone you love is feeling down in the dumps, you try everything to help. But sometimes, you don’t have the cure, and those blues can even become contagious. It just might be the unexpected that allows you both to shed your blues and move toward a bright and colorful future.




My Thoughts

This beautiful story with captivating illustrations will melt your heart. I love that the story begins with monochrome illustrations, the exception being the sad, blue, cat. This reinforces that the world is rather bland in its one-color scheme that consists of different tones of black and white to the cat. Such a memorable thing for kids. 

The story is told from the cat’s little girl’s point of view. The text, which is in verse, is easy to read and doesn’t feel forced. And as we see the little girl’s concern for her blue cat, grow, she also turns blue

As things begin to change, after a visit to the vet, the story is emphasized with the addition of color to the illustrations.

This is a wonderful book that can open several topics for discussion.

Sometimes being down can feel contagious. And even though you try hard, you won’t always have the answers. Teamwork can help. And answers can be eye-opening.

My Concerns


Final Thoughts

This is a book kids will continually reach for. The story is meaningful, and the illustrations are ones that will be remembered.

An easy thumbs-up. It is one that needs to find its way into your library. 

I received a gifted copy of this book for review. My rating and thoughts were in no way influenced by this.

Rating: 5 Stars ☆☆☆☆☆

Meet the Author:

Sarah Sommer is an award-winning children’s picture book author who blends her love for music, animals, and positivity in her books. Having trained in classical music and performed internationally as a professional clarinetist, rhymes and lyrics are an important part of her writing style. She is an advocate for animals, as seen in her work fostering German shepherds, and as a result, animals are always a central part of her stories. Sarah aims to include encouraging themes, such as helping others, in all of her narratives because we all need a little help sometimes.

connect with the author:  website facebook ~ goodreads ~ instagram

Tour Schedule:

Oct 5 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
Oct 5 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / giveaway
Oct 6 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway
Oct 6 – Kam’s Place – book review
Oct 7 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / giveaway
Oct 7 – Pick a Good Book – book review / giveaway
Oct 8 – Splashes of Joy – book review / giveaway
Oct 8 – Mochas, Mysteries and Meows – book review / giveaway
Oct 11 – The Adventures of a Traveler’s Wife – book review / giveaway
Oct 12 – Lisa’s Reading – book review / giveaway
Oct 12 – icefairy’s Treasure Chest – book review / giveaway
Oct 13 – From the TBR Pile – book review / giveaway
Oct 13 – The Momma Spot – book review / giveaway
Oct 14 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / giveaway
Oct 14 – Laura’s Interests – book review / giveaway
Oct 15 – Locks, Hooks And Books – book review / giveaway
Oct 15 – Pause for Tales – book review / giveaway
Oct 18 – I’m Into Books – book review / giveaway
Oct 18 – Rajiv’s Reviews – book review / giveaway

Enter the Giveaway:

MY CAT IS BLUE Book Tour Giveaway

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  1. I love the cover and synopsis, this sounds like a wonderful book to share with my grandchildren. Thank you do much for sharing your thoughts on this story and the author’s bio and book details

  2. I think my kiddos would love this! Thank you for sharing!

  3. Lovely picture book for young readers.

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