That's Not My Cat

Children - Picture Book
30 Pages
Reviewed on 09/09/2022
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Author Biography

Entrepreneur, crafter, loving mother, conservation & wildlife advocate. While I may not be an expert writer, I consider. myself to have mountains of hand-on life experiences that held many obstacles and detours that I have overcome.
The loss of my father changed my whole perspective on life. I am grateful for the 7 years that I was able to laugh, cry, and care for him with his dementia and brain injury, which caused his memory loss as well as the ability to do everyday tasks. I decided that this was not a time to feel sorry for myself, but a time to appreciate that I get to give back to my father the many years and sacrifice he gave me. We all experience loss, but in my opinion , it is how we learn from that loss that changes us for the better.
I am so grateful and blessed to share that I have published 3 books;
A Time With You, A TBI Story (poetry), That's Not My Cat Children's Picture Book, and That's Not My Cat Coloring Book. I was inspired by the strength, courage, and unconditional love of my father, as well as the support of my 2 boys and husband.
In order to generate awareness and help others that may of had a similar experience as mine, I founded the nonprofit organization: The Tony Meduri TBI Fund Inc in 2015.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Emma Megan for Readers' Favorite

That's Not My Cat by Anne-Marie Tucker, Candace J Semien, and Nai Saechao is a thought-provoking children's picture book about the people we love who suffer the effects of an injury, illness, or disability. Life is not fair, and sometimes a tragedy may suddenly change the life of someone we love forever. This book was written from the author's personal experience. It follows Chase as he tries to prove to his grandfather, Pop Pop, that the cute kitty he holds in his arms belongs to him. But his grandfather doesn't remember that Blaze is his pet because of his dementia. However, Chase's mother assures him that even though his grandfather has dementia that makes him forget things, at times he still remembers. Chase is determined to help Pop Pop remember.

I have so much love for this book that it melted my heart. Chase's love for his grandfather is inspiring. That's Not My Cat by Anne-Marie Tucker highlights the value of embracing change. It teaches children how to treat someone they love who changed because of tragedy. Tucker gently explains to children what dementia means. This lovely book engages young children with colorful and adorable illustrations and an inspiring message that emphasizes family relationships and bonds. It will charm children and cat lovers with its heartwarming take on cherishing family time and making as many new memories as possible. Every grandchild can gift this book to their grandfathers to let them know that they are loved and appreciated. This is an excellent story of love and strength.

Pat Catanzariti

This book is a gem! What a blessing it is have such a sweet descriptive book to provide to your children/grandchildren/nieces & nephews/grand nieces & nephews about dementia. It unfortunately affects too many families these days! Thank you Anne-Marie Tucker!!


Outstanding - REALITY of Life and Good people, morals and care!