Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Perpetual Papers of the Pack of Pets


Stanley and Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge are celebrating their one year blogiversary (click here to read their inaugural post) by hosting their very own "Book Blasty Tour". Thank you for taking the time to visit this special stop along their tour. 

About the Book

Title: The Perpetual Papers of the Pack of Pets
Authors: Stanley & Katrina, Pet Authors
Illustrator: Miro Chun
Year published: 2012
Updates: This book was updated in September of 2013 with a new cover, interior illustrations, and a sneak peek of book #2 in the series.
Publisher: CreateSpace
Number of pages: 106
Recommended ages: 5+ 
Summary (Amazon): After three years of living under the same roof as the dog in the house, Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge decides to write a letter to her canine housemate, Stanley. Katrina loves treats, naps and bossing the dog around. Stanley loves snow, attention and turkey. The diva kitty, Katrina, will have none of Stanley's antics and most certainly will not stand for him eating her food. The only reasonable solution is to take him to Kitty Court.

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My Review
I love love love this book!  The bickering between the cats and dogs written in a form of letters, in such a light-hearted and hilarious way that I often caught myself smiling while reading.

The story of the playful destructive 3 years old puppy Stanley and the cool calm wise 8 years old Katrina will definitely catch the heart of any readers.  There are a few other characters; a bluebird, Zorg the guinea and of course the Narrator that adds snippets to the already witty story.  The kids will enjoy reading from the perspective of a cat and dog, perhaps will get to know better about their pets if they have one at home and understand the reason for them doing what they are doing, like playing and running aimlessly in the snow.

I especially like the part when both of them goes for training, you can see how each pet view the whole experience, their thoughts about the reward "treats" and how their human owner treat each pet during the training.  Make a guess, who is the greedy one and who receives more tummy scratches.

I also like the illustrations by Miro Chun which look simple but not too kiddish.  Her sketch of Zorg the guinea pig catches my heart, I used to have 14 guinea pigs as pets and the expression of Zorg reminds me of them fondly. 

The Buzz

"The book is really humorous. It is unique in a manner where you see the cat and dog communicating with each other about themselves, their likes, and dislikes in a letter form. The narrator's tidbits add to the charm of the book. The contrasting characters and their individual personalities have been etched well. The author has put the perspective of the pets in the forefront and written a unique and excellent book for children." ~ Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

"We enjoyed this book tremendously! It charmed us, made us laugh, and kept us wanting to read more. A tip of the hat to the pair of pets whose rivalry leads the story along its delightful course." ~ Amazon Reviewer

About the Authors: Stanley & Katrina

Stanley is a three-year-old black Labrador/Rottweiler mix who does his best to ignore Katrina.

Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge is an eight-year-old grey tabby cat who loves her toy mouse.They would love to tell you where they live but all they know is that they live in a tan house. For more information about Stanley & Katrina, please visit their website,

Stanley & Katrina are currently offering a free 15 Minute Skype Session as a Thank You to their readers!

* Free Printables For This Book! *

Kid Lit Printables has created fun and FREE printables for The Perpetual Papers of the Pack of Pets. Click here to view all available printables, now.

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Contest runs: November 8 to November 30, 11:59 pm, 2013 
Open: Internationally
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Disclaimer: I received a free pdf copy of this book in exchange for  my open and honest review about the book. The opinions expressed here are 100% my own.


  1. Thank you for the marvelous review! Our paws are dancing, as they have been for the last ten minutes!
    Thanks for being a stop on our Book Blasty Tour!
    ~/(^.^)\ and =^.^=

    1. Hey there Katrina~ thanks for dropping by! Come here so that I can tummy scratch you~ Love your story and keep up the good work!

  2. A great review of a very cool book by a very cool author. We loved it to and are so glad you enjoyed it.

    1. We have seen a lot of you, Jambo, you, and we are starting to get suspicious. Suspicious, that you are the most interactive person on the blog tour, Yay, Jambo!