Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Inspector Dewey, written by Kristen Heimerl, illustrated by Irene Bofill (Review and Giveaway)

Inspector Dewey , written by Kristen Heimerl, illustrated by Irene Bofill
Orange Frazer Press
ISBN: 978-1939710277
Published Sept 2015
Hardcover, 32 pages

Book Description:

My name is Dewey—Inspector Dewey.

I live in the big green house on Hampshire Avenue with my family: Thumper, Lily, and Anna. I am the Big Cat—responsible for keeping everyone safe and in order. I do this quite well, in spite of the fact that managing my family is like, well, herding cats!

Mostly our life is peaceful. But one night it wasn’t. That was the night the bad guy showed up on our block. Of course, I knew exactly how to outsmart the outlaw, but—miserable mullet!—would Anna and the police understand my instructions?

To find out how the adventure ended, you’ll have to read my book. But I’ll give you a hint: there’s a reason I’m called Inspector Dewey.

Our Review:
Reviewed by Laura Fabiani and Son

Reviewing this adorable beautiful book was an experience. It came in the mail in a big envelope and inside it was wrapped in yellow tissue paper tied with a bow. It also came with a note, and a doorknob hanger with the message, "If you need to paws, I'll keep your spot." So sweet. What a beautiful presentation of the book!

My son can tell a good children's book from the first glance and this one had his instant approval. He thought it was so cool that it was told from the point of view of a cat and that it was based on a true story. We loved that although this is a children's story it was intelligently told using different words like swizzle, skirmish, patina, pilfer, strategizing, diversion, etc.

Inspector Dewey is lovable as are Thumper and Lily, but he was the storyteller and one can't help but be charmed by his feline talk and leadership qualities. His exclamations were priceless. "Crusty cod!" or "Freaking flounder!" He considers himself a mastermind and is self assured as he describes how, with "superfeline finesse" he helped nab a robber. Utterly charming... It's clear that there is love in this family, between Anna and Inspector Dewey and big Thumper and Lily who always gets her way.

The illustrations are creative, delightful and endearing. My son said that they made him want to reach out to pet the fluffy, smiling cats. They just won you over. One would never guess that this was Bofill's first picture book. Her illustrations were just perfect for this story.

I showed this book to my sisters, one who is a mother of two young boys and is eager to read it to them and the other who travels the world and holds a top project management position. She just oohed and aahed at the cute story and the lovely illustrations. Our verdict: a book for all ages, and animal lovers, but especially those who love cats and kitties.

Note: This book is rated G.
To read more reviews, please visit Kristen Heimerl's page on iRead Book Tours.

Fifty percent of the profits from the sale of this book will fund veterinary care for pets whose families are in financial need, so that the animals can remain in their homes and out of the shelter system.


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Meet the Author:

Marketing Officer, Strategy Expert, Innovator and Brand Builder, Kristen’s business career spans 20+ years serving the biggest brands in industry and the biggest hearts of start-ups and entrepreneurs. Kristen revels in bringing compelling products and services to life and helping leaders and individuals with big dreams realize their big goals.

Kristen’s life joys include her 2+ year obsession creating the most beautiful self-published picture book possible, the breathtaking forests and lakes of her Minnesota birthplace, the family that really does love her no matter what, and her three magnificent Norwegian Forest Cats who together, with Kristen, helped catch the bad guy on their block that inspired her upcoming book (stake out and high speed chase included!)

She holds a master of science in eCommerce from Carnegie Mellon University, an MBA from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management, and a BA from the University of St. Thomas. As the great transformer in her life, Kristen supports others’ education and literacy as an adjunct professor of business and strategy and, more recently, through her children’s book, Inspector Dewey (Available September 2015).

Connect with Kristen: Website  ~  Facebook Author  ~    Facebook Inspector Dewey

And now for the giveaway!

Prizes: ​

1) 1 of 10 copies of Inspector Dewey (International) or
2) 1 of (4) $20 Amazon gift cards (international) or
3) 5 books to the literacy non profit, library or school of your choice (USA only) or
4) $100 payable for vet visit for family/pet in need (USA only)

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Disclosure by Laura Fabiani: Thanks to the author for sending us this book for review. We were not told how to rate or review this product.

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