Clara & Mr. Milo's Adventures

Children - Animals
158 Pages
Reviewed on 09/05/2022
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Author Biography

Clara Donis-Girma is an award-winning author for her children’s book series, Clara & Mr. Milo’s Adventures. The series is based on the shelter pet adoption process of her loving cat, Mr. Milo. Clara hopes that this series inspires pet adoptions and helps children understand responsibility and pet care.

Clara’s passion has always been working with children, nature, and pets. She hopes her books bring joy and inspiration to every child reading her stories.

She recently released her book “My First Feelings.” An easy-to-read book to help little ones understand their primary emotions and encourage them to develop trust in their loved ones to discuss their feelings. Clara has worked with children, and as an adopted child, she knows emotions are hard to understand.

Clara’s favorite place is the beach. She also enjoys spending time with her family and Mr. Milo. You can find Clara, Mr. Milo, and her husband Daniel enjoying a walk at the park or relaxing by the beach.

Learn more about Clara and her books at

    Book Review

Reviewed by Sarah Stuart for Readers' Favorite

Clara and Mr. Milo’s Adventures by Clara Donis-Girma is a picture book that opens by describing a little girl called Clara and how much she longs for a pet of her own. It’s divided into sections – Clara convincing Mommy she is responsible and can look after a pet, choosing a kitten at a rescue center, shopping with Mommy for everything a little cat would need, collecting her pet, traveling home, deciding on a name, Mr. Milo’s first day, a visit to the vet, and Clara’s sixth birthday when Mr. Milo meets all her friends. Every page is beautifully illustrated by Lana Lee in an appealing cartoon style, and the details of the steps involved in adopting an animal from a rescue center are clear and told in a manner sure to interest youngsters.

I loved the way Clara and Mr. Milo’s Adventures begins with a wish and ends with a celebration. I shall avoid including a spoiler for the lucky adults who buy this gorgeous book and get to read it. Suffice to say it made me laugh. There is plenty of detail in every picture to amuse younger children while a grown-up reads aloud, and the words are clear. Repeated readings would encourage them to follow and learn, and that is a bonus! The vital message is that while rescuing an animal is a wonderful idea, it means caring for it when you’d rather be doing something else. Clara Donis-Girma has created a gem of a picture book that will be treasured by families for generations.


Very inspiring! It really teaches children about the responsibility of having a pet.


My twins have been following the series. They love learning the process of adopting and caring for a kitten. They laugh at the beautiful images and can’t wait to get their own pet. I really like how it emphasizes responsibility. Well deserved five stars!

John Sinod

Wonderful review! My wife purchased the separate episodes for my daughter. She is a pet lover and enjoys watching cat videos. She thinks that they are hilarious! She talks about adopting kittens and we agreed that she needs to be responsible to care for a pet. Reading this series is helping her understand that a pet is not a toy and she has to learn responsibility to be prepared. We love the series and we hope the author continues expanding the series. It's very informative and funny with lovely illustrations.