Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Book Review and Giveaway - Inspector Dewey by Kristen Heimerl

Book Description for Inspector Dewey:

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.

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.

To learn more, visit threenorwegians.com
Buy the book: Amazon ~ Barnes and Noble

My Review:

Inspector Dewey is a big, beautiful picture book that is sure to delight children who love cats.

This book tells the story of how Dewey (also known as Inspector Dewey) stops a would-be robbery with the help of his cat friends Thumper and Lily, and his person, Anna.

The book is told in Dewey's voice and he has an engaging tone.  I must say that Dewey is a born storyteller!  I can imagine this book as a read aloud.   Children will sit on the edge of their seats waiting to hear what happens next in this fun and suspenseful story.

The book design and illustrations are beautiful.  They truly catch the nature of cats.  Each cat depicted has a different personality, seen not only in the book's text, but in the illustrations as well.

I recommend this book highly for preschool children.  It would be a great addition to a child's book collection or to a school library.  

Author's Bio:

Kristen Heimerl

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).

Kristen’s site for her work “Inspector Dewey” will be premiering on May 31st, 2015. In addition, you can read more about Kristen’s work at threenorwegians.com, also live on May 31st.

Connect with Kristen:
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)

a Rafflecopter giveaway
I received this book from iRead Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.


Unknown said...

It's funny you should mention read aloud--that's my very favorite way to enjoy Inspector Dewey!Okay, as the author, I may be a little biased but--it's true--it cracks me up EVERY time. Who knew it could be so much fun making up silly voices and saying "Deweyisms" such as "Blistering bass!" and "Oh my opah!" Thank you sincerely for the opportunity to share my book with you and everyone at View from the Birdhouse! All the best --

Anonymous said...

This sounds adorable. Cat books are a favorite in our home library ever since we adopted our quite large fur-child named Webster. Thanks for sharing! Hopping over from the Kid Lit Blog Hop!

Birdhouse Books said...

Thanks for the visits! Kristen, the "Deweyisms" are fun. I'm a former preschool teacher, and can always spot a great read aloud - like Inspector Dewey. - Trish

Anonymous said...

Why do I want to win a copy of Inspector Dewey by Kristen Heimerl?

1) Love the concept of the book - narrated by the cat is fantastic!

2) Completely support the idea of giving back, in this case, to families who can't afford proper vet care.

3) Because I just missed out on the opportunity to review the book myself and would love to read it!

Thanks for the giveaway opportunity and the wonderful review!

Warm Wishes,
Author of Wally the Warm-Weather Penguin

Unknown said...

I have a cat who has to know everything & it's probably why she currently has PAINT on her fur. I also think my toddler would love a book about a MEOW and my 4 year old would like to fight with her over this new book.

Tina 'the book lady'

Resh said...

Sounds adorable! I love the art on the cover.. this is sure to grab attention! thanks for sharing on KidLitBlogHop!

PragmaticMom said...

A cat that acts like a guard dog! I love that! Thanks for sharing at the Kid Lit Blog Hop!