Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Children's Book Review: Ginger the Happy Cat Finds a Home by Mary Brigid Salzman

  • Reading level: Ages 4-8
  • Perfect Paperback: 28 pages
  • Publisher: Tate Publishing (May 12, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1606962892
  • ISBN-13: 978-1606962893
  • Buy now at Amazon.

Click here to learn more about Ginger.


Living here isn't the same as Ginger remembers.  While the shelter is nice, Ginger wants a real family and a real home.

This is the only way for her to become Ginger the Happy Cat. The story follows Ginger and her shelter friends as they eagerly await real families and real homes.

When I adopted Ginger from Animal Friends, I never dreamed that I would be rewarded with twenty fabulous years together.  Ginger's spirit encouraged me to put pen to paper and I hope it will encourage readers to adopt a pet from an animal shelter or from right off the streets.

My Review:

4.5 stars out of 5

Ok.  Here is a book for cat lovers.  After sharing two children's book reviews about dog rescues, I thought it only fitting to share a book about a rescued cat.  What I loved most about this book, is that 100% of the proceeds from sale of the book are donated to Animal Friends.  Last year alone, the author, Mary Brigid Salzman was able to donate over $1,700 to Animals Friends.

If you are looking to add a rescue animal to your family, why not read this book, or the two other books I reviewed previously with your children.  Having 3 rescue animals myself, I know the power of a lick or snuggle from an animal once you rescue them.  In return for providing them with a forever home, they will provide you with  unconditional love for years to come.

In Ginger the Happy Cat Finds a Home, Ginger sits in the animal shelter longing for a forever home.  Then, one day a family comes in and out of all the cats, chooses Ginger as their forever friend.  Ginger is so excited to have her dream of a real home coming true.  She meows goodbye to her shelter friends, as she leaves with her new family.  Once she arrives at her forever home, she finds her spot near the window bench and settles in for a nap. 

I just loved the beautiful illustrations of this book and story as a whole.  It is easy to read, and your children will love reading this story and learning about shelter animals. 

About the Author:

Would your family delight in a lifetime of joyful memories? Would you welcome unconditional love and adoration into your home? Then join author Mary Salzman through this touching story that follows Ginger’s journey from that of Ginger the homeless cat to that of Ginger the Happy Cat. 

Having adopted her first pet from a local shelter at the age of five, Mary Salzman has been a life-long proponent of animal shelter and rescue adoptions. When not writing or helping to place a homeless pet with a family, Mary works in the corporate world as an Organizational Manager for a robotic engineering firm. Mary shares her life and her Pennsylvania home with her husband and their four rescued cats – Manny, Boots, Dora and Peanut. 

Ginger the Happy Cat is Mary’s initial publication and will be the first in a series of stories intended to draw attention to the importance of rescuing and adopting homeless animals. 

Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of this book by the author in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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