That's a Rap!
That's a Rap! An Action Rhyme Book is a fun little poem that explores play through rhyme and motion. The repetitive verse will engage babies and toddlers and encourage them to get up and move around. Barefoot children and outdoor themes are a subtle reminder of the pure joys of playing outside. The animals depicted are a reminder of the relationships we share with our pets and the other animals in the world.
Customization & special order books for animal shelters, spay/neuter clinics, & veterinarians.
We offer special pricing and inside cover customization to all nonprofits, so you can brand the book and/or recognize a grant funder or donor for their help in purchasing the books. The books are often given as takeaways after education programs, sold in an agency store, or given away as a thank you gift to young children when they make donations to your organization.
The Happy Tale of 2 Cats
The Happy Tale of Two Cats traces the lives of two felines who happen to live "in the very same town, on the very same street," but who share very different lives with their families. The happy cat has lots of playtime and daily interaction with her family. The unhappy cat spends most of her time alone often getting "yelled at for just being a cat." These comparisons give way to hope when the unhappy cat is rescued by a "kind lady" from the animal shelter who helps her find a new "family to love." The Happy Tale of Two Cats tells a simple story that makes it easy for children to understand what every cat needs to be healthy and happy in their home. Every cat deserves to be this happy.
The Lucky Tale of Two Dogs
The Lucky Tale of Two Dogs traces the lives of two dogs who happen to live "in the very same town, on the very same street," but who share very different lives with their families. The lucky dog has lots of daily interaction with his family, from playtime to walks around the neighborhood. The unlucky dog spends most of his time alone in the backyard "rarely hearing a friendly voice." These comparisons give way to hope when the unlucky dog meets a "kind lady" from the animal shelter who helps him find a new "family to love." The Lucky Tale of Two Dogs tells a simple story that makes it easy for children to understand what dogs need to be healthy and happy. Every dog should be so lucky.
El Afortunado Cuento de Dos Perros
El Cuento Suerte de Dos Perros traza las vidas de dos perros que viven "en la misma ciudad, en la misma calle", pero que tienen vidas muy diferentes con sus familias. El perro de la buena suerte tiene mucho interacción diaria con su familia, jugando y paseando por el barrio. El perro de mala suerte pasa la mayor parte del tiempo solo en el patio trasero "rara vez escucha una voz amigable". Esta comparativa da paso a la esperanza cuando el perro desafortunado se encuentra con una "amable señora" en el refugio de animales que le ayuda a encontrar una nueva "familia para amar". El Cuento Suerte de Dos Perros narra una historia sencilla que facilita a los niños a entender lo que los perros necesitan para estar saludables y felices. Cada perro debe tener tanta suerte.
El Cuento Feliz de DOS Gatitas
El Cuento Feliz de Dos Gatitas traza la vida de dos felinas que viven "en la misma ciudad, en la misma calle", pero que tienen vidas muy diferentes con sus familias. La gatita feliz tiene un montón de tiempo para jugar y la interacción diaria con su familia. La gatita infeliz pasa la mayor parte de su tiempo a solas y "a veces, le gritan por simplemente ser una gatita." Esta comparativa da paso a la esperanza cuando la gatita infeliz es rescatada por una "amable señora" del refugio de animales que le ayuda a encontrar una nueva "familia para amar". El Cuento Feliz de Dos Gatitas cuenta una historia sencilla que facilita a los niños a entender lo que cada gatita necesita para estar sana y feliz en su casa. Cada gatita merece ser tan feliz.
Pet Pundit® Publishing is a small press dedicated to helping children and their families better understand, appreciate, and care for all animals. These books make great gifts for kids, ages 4 to 8, to learn about how to take care of and love their pets. We also offer special pricing and inside customization to all nonprofits, so you can brand the book and/or recognize a grant funder or donor for their help in purchasing the books for your programs.
Sheet Music for The Lucky Dog and The Happy Cat
Lesson Plan: What do dogs and cats need to be happy and healthy?
Animal Welfare Coloring Pages for Kids
Lucky Dog Fortune Teller / Origami Printable
"I truly LOVE this book!" — Kappy Muenzer
"this book is an excellent tool for parents and teachers to discuss pet care and the need dogs have to be loved" - Sherry Ferguson
"I LOVE IT! It actually brought tears to my eyes." — Cathie Myers
"an inspiring story that helps kids better understand why and how to care for their pets" - Shannon Ruiz
"What child would not want to be a part of this story!" — Mary Grace Ketner
“Finally, a book that describes a neglected dog’s life and what every animal lover wants to see happen every time -- a happy ending! Every time I read this book, I realize how this truly represents the lives of many of the dogs in our care. San Antonio Humane Society loves this book!” - Cathy McCoy, Director of Communication, San Antonio Humane Society
“In a gentle, but direct manner, this book educates young readers about responsible pet ownership. Animal shelters can use this book to not only inform children, but their parents, of the proper way to care for a dog.” - Janice Darling, Executive Director, Animal Defense League
“I truly LOVE this book! The illustrations are enchanting and the story portrays the humane message of our mission! It is definitely a great addition to our Children's Library at the CAP shelter and a special gift of our Meow-Bow Wow Buddies Club members. Children can learn compassion for neglected animals, and as a result, many pets will have the second chance they so deserve.” - Kappy Muenzer, Executive Director, Citizens for Animal Protection (CAP)
“Cathy Rosenthal has an old-fashioned gift…telling a story with a moral. In The Lucky Tale of Two Dogs, she gently educates young readers so they can be empathetic to the real needs of dogs. We learn the valuable lesson that dogs are afraid when they’re on the streets and that the shelter is a safe and happy place for lost pets. Most importantly, the story demonstrates what many of us already know – that the animal shelter is a wonderful place to adopt a friend.” – Adele Douglass, Founder and CEO, Humane Farm Animal Care-(CAP)
“Some are born lucky; some achieve luck, and some have luckiness thrust upon them. So Shakespeare might have said, and so it is with these dogs: the one having attained luck before the story opens, and the second never suspecting that he might one day be called “Lucky,” too. Without stirring the pity pot, Cathy Rosenthal spins a clear contrast between lucky and unlucky pets and gives hope for dogs who have not yet had luck thrust upon them. What child would not want to be a part of this story!” – Mary Grace Ketner, San Antonio Storyteller
“Lucky. That’s what I call the kids who read Cathy Rosenthal’s new book. Before I read it, I expected a book about responsible pet ownership. Do this. Do that. Don’t do this. Don’t do that. Instead, I found an engaging story that shows how anybody can have a lucky dog.”
– Megan Hicks, Retired Children’s Librarian