This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite
Oscar and Emmy have just been adopted. The kittens are spending their first Christmas in their fur-ever home with their fur-ever family. It’s a time full of excitement and lots of new things to explore. The Christmas tree, with all its sparkling ornaments, attracts the kittens’ attention. While the family - twins Abby and Charlie, along with their parents - enjoy supper, the kittens climb the tree to the top. But, once up high, they’re suddenly terrified. Their shaking sends the tree crashing to the ground. They may have scared themselves (and the family) in this adventure, but they certainly haven’t lost their curiosity. There’s so much more exploring to do. And, Santa’s coming.
Terri Sabol’s picture book story, Oscar and Emmy’s First Christmas, shares some of the funny and somewhat naughty things kittens do, especially at Christmas time. Although they managed to topple the tree and make a mess of things, instead of being angry, the kittens’ fur-ever family is very loving and forgiving. In fact, when the tree falls over, the family is more concerned about the kittens than the tree! The family shares their Christmas traditions with the new members of the family: there’s the neighbor who visits with a special gift for the kittens, the tree decorating, wrapping presents, carolers and so much more. And the best part is the kittens are included in all the excitement. After all, they are a part of the family. Having adopted a few pets, I know how important it is to care for our little fur-babies and allow them to be a part of the family, not an afterthought, tucked away in some corner while the family does their thing. This is a charming story to teach young readers pet owner responsibility and the importance of caring for pets. Beautifully illustrated and beautifully told.