Guest Author - Bonnie Sayers
I have written over the years how my high functioning autistic son is very fond of cats. We have several autism related books to cats like All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome, My Goldfish Ate My Cat! and Cool Cats.
An opportunity arose on the social media micro-blogging site Twitter for my son to receive a reviewer copy of Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World. The following is his review on the book. He read it over the course of one week during the Holiday vacation.
This was good practice for his Composition studies through California Virtual Academy where he does Homeschooling.
Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World is an excellent book, which is great for cat lovers. This book is a true story about a cat, who was found as a freezing kitten in a library. A Library Director named Vicki Myron found the cat and gave him food, shelter, warmth and love.
In Spencer, Iowa, Dewey was left in a box at the Library, when his meowing got the attention of the staff at the Library. Dewey was a little kitten that resembled a small, furry bag of bones. But to Vicki Myron he looked like dew on a young plant. It was at that moment he was given the name Dewey - a happy, people-friendly cat. Even though he did not know it, he would turn out to be the most famous cat in the world.
At first nobody really liked Dewey, but gradually people came to love the cute and cuddly cat. People started to calm down and relax with Dewey. Some people even came to the library just to visit with Dewey the cat. Everyone simply loved and adored Dewey.
Articles swept across Iowa in Magazines and Newspapers. Dewey was once viewed as a bit ridiculous since he is a library cat that lives in the Library. Also, some people found it to be just plain weird. Through determination, Dewey touched the hearts of American citizens.
This extraordinary cat was highlighted in a Japanese Magazine, as well as being interviewed by a Japanese interviewer. A Dewey fan from miles away came with her family to visit Dewey at the Library. This was the beginning of Dewey's fame from across the world.
Even though Dewey was famous and a favorite among cat-lovers, he still had a few problems. One time he had a craving for rubber bands. No matter how hard the staff tried to hide them, Dewey was able to find the rubber bands, and when he did, he would eat them. Also, Dewey only ate canned food and he became overweight. Over time, his problems went away. The only problem left, was that Dewey was getting old. Sadly, by the age of nineteen Dewey passed away.
This book is based on Dewey's entire life from a fragile kitten to a happy, friendly adult cat. I'd say this book will be great for all people who love cats.
My son Nicholas spent his second grade in classroom 8 at an Elementary School that had a famous cat and a book was written on it as well. Room 8 Memorial Cat Foundation.
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