Celebrating

Stanley and Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge are celebrating the release of their second book, The Observations of the Obstreperous Animals, by hosting their very own “Book Blasty Tour”. Thank you for taking the time to visit this special stop along their tour and be sure to enter the giveaway!

About the Book

S&K2 CoverPhotoJPGTitle:The Observations of the Obstreperous Animals
Authors: Stanley & Katrina, Pet Authors
Year published:  2014
Number of pages: 106
Recommended ages: 10+ Independent Readers; 5+ Read-Aloud
Summary (Amazon):
Cat and dog.
It is a love/hate relationship.
Stanley and Katrina are back to share more humorous glimpses into their exciting lives in their second book via short stories. Yes, the pets are at it again but this time compete in a slam poetry contest, visit a pet psychic, and much more.This cat and dog writing team makes you stop and wonder what happens at your house when you’re not there.

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The Buzz

“All the animal snippets are very funny. If you like animals and a good laugh, this is the book for you.” ~Carly K., Age 10

“Hilarious! Instantly became my favorite book!” ~Stephen E., Age 12

“You did it again! I loved reading about your crazy adventures!” ~Rachael S., Age 13

“Another one? How do they do this?” ~Stanley & Katrina’s owners

My Review

It’s over a year since I read the Perpetual Papers of the Pack of Pets, and I’ve been looking forward to this new book for some time.  So I was surprised when I found myself all at sea to start with.  Yes, I knew who the characters were, but somehow they didn’t seem quite as I remembered them.  Consequently being bombarded with their poetry in the early stages was quite an ordeal.

As usual, though, the delightfulness and absurdity of the pets’ characters win the reader over, and, by taking each chapter on its own, they combine to make a delightful collection.    I think it would be best read one adventure at a time, perhaps as a bedtime story.

Once again, the author has brought out the essence of two (or I should say three, since Zorg plays a much larger part in this second book) wonderful personalities, which every pet owner will immediately recognise.  I felt that early on in the book the author may have tried too hard to bring her developing linguistic skill into play, but this self-consciousness soon disappeared and the later stories were relaxed, delightful, and had added pictorial interpretations that made me laugh out loud.

This is a sequel worthy of its brilliant predecessor and a book that will win new fans for Stanley and Katrina.

CirclePawPrintAuthorPicNewAbout the Authors: Stanley & Katrina

Stanley and Katrina are the pet authors of The Observations of the Obstreperous Animals.
Stanley is a three-year-old black Labrador/Rottweiler mix who does his best to ignore Katrina. Stanley enjoys snow, attention and turkey.
Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge is an eight-year-old grey tabby cat who loves her toy mouse. She enjoys treats, naps and bossing the dog around.
Neighbor Girl (Felicia) is the human who knows us (Stanley& Katrina) the best and helps us with everything. She loves writing, reading, acting, singing, reading gymnastics, doodling, reading, ice skating, painting, reading, doing computer stuff, oh… did we mention reading? She is the co-creator and co-host of “The Write Chat.”

You may visit the entire gang online at www.StanleyAndKatrina.com.

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* Free Printables For This Book! *

Kid Lit Printables has created fun and FREE printables for The Observations of the Obstreperous Animals and will be adding more in the future. Click here to view all available printables now.

Stanley & Katrina’s Book Blasty Tour Stops (2014)

*Denotes Book Review Stops
October 6
Meg Dendler’s Site*
Mother Daughter Book Reviews*
Michigan Saving and More

October 7
The Book Lovers’ Lounge*

October 8
BeachBoundBooks*
Writer Side UP!

October 9
Amanda’s Books and More*

October 10
Spark and Pook*

October 11
The Squishable Baby*

October 12
Bookaholic Chicks

October 13
Education is Special*
Kid Lit Reviews*

October 14
Adalinc To Life*

October 15
Stitch Says*
We are the DinoFamily*

October 17
Talking Animal Addicts*

October 18
Jemima Pett, Author*

October 19
The Sassy Schnauzer*

October 20
Lobo’s Follies*

October 21
Hey, Miss Adventures!*

October 22
Bookworm for Kids

October 24
My Devotional Thoughts*

* $25 Book Blasty Tour Giveaway *

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Prize: $25 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal cash (winner’s choice)
Contest runs: October 6 to October 31, 11:59 pm, 2014
Open: Internationally
How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget above or by clicking here.

Terms and Conditions: A randomly drawn winner will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest or any other entity unless otherwise specified. If you have any additional questions, feel free to send us an email at stanleyandkatrina (at) gmail (dot) com.

* This giveaway is sponsored by the authors, Stanley & Katrina.*

Book Review and Blog Tour | The Observations of the Obstreperous Animals

10 thoughts on “Book Review and Blog Tour | The Observations of the Obstreperous Animals

  • 18 October, 2014 at 11:56 am
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    My daughter & I are going to enjoy this. Thank you.

    • 19 October, 2014 at 1:09 pm
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      Thanks for commenting, Mary, and for reading our book! Don’t forget we have free printables – the cootie catchers are a favorite among the young humans. 🙂

  • 19 October, 2014 at 1:07 pm
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    Yay! Thank you for hosting a stop on our Book Blasty Tour and for reviewing our book. We are all sorry that we made you sea sick in the beginning but we are glad that you were able to settle in to finish reading the book. We value your opinion greatly and, yes, we enjoy writing short stories the best.

    • 19 October, 2014 at 3:39 pm
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      You know I’m always fierce in my reviews, so you’ve done well, again! Take time to enjoy your success won’t you!

  • 19 October, 2014 at 9:04 pm
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    Constructive review, Jemima. A worthy read, indeed! We love the “Pets”!

    • 27 October, 2014 at 11:24 am
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      They’re great, aren’t they. Thanks for visiting, Lovable Lobo 🙂

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