Tuesday haiku #30 is dedicated to the wonderful Stanley and Katrina, whose book The Perpetual Papers of a Pack of Pets has been published in a second edition with a sparkling new cover. You can read my review of it here, and scroll down to the fantastic Blogiversary giveaway below. But first….
Who was it that said:
“Better start now to catch me!”
Title: The Perpetual Papers of the Pack of Pets
Authors: Stanley & Katrina, Pet Authors
Illustrator: Miro Chun
Year published: 2012
Updates: This book was updated in September of 2013 with a new cover, interior illustrations, and a sneak peek of book #2 in the series.
Number of pages: 106
Recommended ages: 5+
Summary (Amazon): After three years of living under the same roof as the dog in the house, Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge decides to write a letter to her canine housemate, Stanley. Katrina loves treats, naps and bossing the dog around. Stanley loves snow, attention and turkey. The diva kitty, Katrina, will have none of Stanley’s antics and most certainly will not stand for him eating her food. The only reasonable solution is to take him to Kitty Court.
“The story is wittily told through the exchange of letters with occasional interruptions from a narrator, whose role is then usurped by a neighbouring bluebird, a guinea pig and even Stanley and Katrina themselves. The characterisation is first class, most of the writing is excellent, with believable narrative and situations at once instantly recognisable and refreshingly new. The author has a knack of showing the mundane through a fresh pair of eyes, making the reader delight in a different perspective on familiar themes – like the Christmas tree and playing in snow.”
About the Authors: Stanley & Katrina
Stanley is a three-year-old black Labrador/Rottweiler mix who does his best to ignore Katrina.
Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge is an eight-year-old grey tabby cat who loves her toy mouse.
They would love to tell you where they live but all they know is that they live in a tan house.
For more information about Stanley & Katrina, please visit their website, www.StanleyAndKatrina.com