KokoCat, Inside and Out

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Pub Date: 04/24/2012

Pages: 24

Trim: 9 x 10

Publisher: The Gryphon Press

Imprint: The Gryphon Press

ISBN 13: 9780940719125

ISBN 10: 0940719126

Price: $16.95 / $18.50 CAN

Category: JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Cats

KokoCat, Inside and Out

By Lynda Graham-Barber, Nancy Lane

Price: $16.95

Format:

Hardcover

About the Book

“This book should be required reading for all cat owners! Lynda Graham Barber's careful, direct words combine with Nancy Lane's beautiful, realistic illustrations to present a vivid picture of the comfort and security of an indoor cat, contrasted with the frightening, life-threatening dangers faced outdoors. KokoCat, Inside and Out gets across an important message without "preaching," in a manner that will appeal to all ages of cat lovers as well as to the uninitiated. An important book with a vital point!”

– Libby Phillips Meggs,author of Go Home!:The True Story of James the Cat

“If any lost cat deserves to be found (and of course they all do), it is KokoCat. I love the artwork and the details about KokoCat’s personality. Follow her outdoor adventure and learn why it is better to be inside than out.”
—Pet Detective Kat Albrecht, Founder, Missing Pet Partnership

One day, KokoCat, a well-loved housecat, sees an open door, a chance to escape her pleasant life, to explore an exciting world outdoors. Once outside, she finds that life is more frightening and less enjoyable than she bargained for. Hungry, lost, and alone, KokoCat takes shelter under a dumpster and dreams of her former life inside. In vibrant images, KokoCat’s story shows the reader that keeping a domestic cat indoors is better both for the well being and longevity of the cat as well as for the birds and wild animals on which a cat preys. The book’s final page for parents and adults offers important information, provocative questions, and tips to increase young readers' awareness of this important animal health and welfare issue.

Lynda Graham-Barber’s abiding passions for writing and animals have intermingled for four-decades, as children’s book editor, writing teacher, author of thirteen books, and animal rights advocate. The author, who holds an MFA in writing for children from Vermont College, lives in a small stone cottage, which she helped build, situated on 160 wooded acres in the Northeast Kingdom, Vermont, with her artist husband David and their rescued dog Biscuit.

Nancy Lane has been an award-winning illustrator for the last twenty years. Her picture books include Call the Horse Lucky and A Home for Dakota (both from The Gryphon Press). She lives in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York with her family and her rescued dog and cats.

About the Book

Will KokoCat survive the change from contented inside cat to living on her own as an outside cat?

Author

Lynda Graham-Barber's abiding passions for writing and animals have intermingled for four decades, as children’s book editor, writing teacher, author of 13 books, and an animal rights advocate. The author, who holds a MFA in Writing for Children from Vermont College, lives in a small stone cottage, which she helped build, situated on 160 wooded acres in the Northeast Kingdom, Vermont, with her artist-husband, David, and their rescued dog, Biscuit.

Nancy Lane is an accomplished artist, teacher and illustrator of more
than 24 books. Four of those have been published by The Gryphon Press:
A Home For Dakota, Call The Horse Lucky, The Forgotten Rabbit,
and KoKoCat: Inside and Out, also by Lynda Graham-Barber.

She specializes in watercolor and showing emotion on animals'faces, as
she knows they have feelings, too. Kirkus Reviews had this to say
about KoKoCat: “Lane’s beautiful, bright watercolors depict an amazing
array of emotions on the face of the realistic protagonist.”

She is an avid animal lover and has rescued many animals. Currently she has two
German Shepherds that she hikes with every day. The mother of two
grown children, Ms. Lane and her husband live in Canandaigua, New York.