Friday, November 1, 2013

The City Kittens and the Old House Cat by Mrs. D ~ A Christmas Favorite!

About the book:

This story revolves around Christmastime bond a family who once adopted a lost kitten, naming it Nyda. Nyda has now grown old and has settled into a calm, uneventful life with her new family-until the day before Christmas, when the family's older daughter brings two playful kittens, Mickey and Jack, home for the holidays. The two kittens from the big city are a change for the family, and for Nyda. The old cat likes her settled life and is not happy about the new arrivals. She's also very protective of her belongings. The city kittens annoy her, and the old cat grumbles about the new additions to the family- until she hears a story one night that makes her feel bad. The kittens aren't the soft or spoiled brats she had thought they were . . . 

About the Author:

Mrs. D. (Olga D’Agostino), an award-winning author, grew up in western Ukraine as the daughter of a forest ranger. Inspired by the beauty of nature, she loved to write stories and poems in her native language and dreamed of becoming a writer. She finished Lviv business college and in 1992 immigrated to the United States with her two small daughters. In 2011 she started to pursue her childhood dreams, among them writing books for children. One of her children's books, The Trees Have Hearts, won a 2013 Mom's Choice Award. She is a member of SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators), speaks several languages fluently, and loves reading, writing, gardening, and traveling. She lives in Smithville, New Jersey, with her husband, Patrick, and an adventurous cat named Nyda. 

Books by Mrs. D. include Carlo the Mouse on Vacation, The Trees Have Hearts, The City Kittens and The Old House Cat, Good Morning, World! and Carlo the Mouse, Book 1: Too Many Rules for One Little Mouse.
The full series of Carlo the Mouse and her new books Runaway Clothes, Everyone Needs Someone: The Royal Palm, The Mysterious Life Inside a Closet, That Is How Things Are: The Autumn Wind and That Is How Things Are: The Kitten and the Sparrow, and three rhyming stories in Who Is Most Important in the Fridge? will be published in the near future. Her books are available in print on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and as e-books for most popular e-devices. 

For updates on Mrs. D.'s books, please visit her website:

Mrs.D's books are available in print on Amazon, B&N and Xlibris on line stores. Available as E-books on Kindle, Nook and most E-devices.

The City Kittens Mickey and Jack 

My Thoughts

It is time to decorate for Christmas and this was one of Nyda the cat's favorite times of the year.  She stayed inside all warm and cozy while Mrs.D cooked all kinds of special treats which she was allowed to eat.  A special tree was brought into the house and was decked out with colorful ornaments and lights. Then there were the guest that came to visit including Mrs.D's daughters.  There were two litt\tle problems the daughters brought two kittens, city kittens all pampered and spoiled putting Nyda's into a bad mood. She would like to see the kitten leave her home. 

What could possibly change Nyda's attitude toward these two cute frisky kittens?

The author has written a sweet tale of two city kittens and an old house cat.  It brought back some happy memories for me also. It has me ready to pull out the Christmas decorations.  I am a cat lover and I just so happen have two cute kittens that like to provoke my two dogs and my grown cats.  They are very entertaining like Mickey and Jack the city kittens.  The author writes from her heart and family experiences makeing her stories that much more endearing.

This book and her others will make wonderful gifts and keepsakes for any child.  As far as that go they make wonderful books to have on hand at the grandparents house.

I highly recommend this book.

I rated this book a 5 out of 5.

Disclosure:  I received a free copy of this book from the author for review.  I was in no way compensated for this review.  This review is my honest opinion.

1 comment:

  1. I would like to convey my heartfelt thanks for your wonderful review. I am glad that you enjoyed the book. I appreciate the time and effort you put into reviewing my work. I will be sure to keep you and your site in mind for my next publication. If I can ever be of help to you, please do let me know. Wishing you and your family happy holidays!! Best wishes. Mrs.D.


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