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Book Review/Giveaway: View from a Zoo. Ends Dec 8th.

View from a Zoo

About the Book: Thea is a house-cat that seems to have it all… she has a warm home, plenty of food and a family that loves her. But something is missing in Thea’s life. Where is the excitement? Where is the adventure?




My Review: This is a wonderful story about a house cat looking for adventure in the city. Thea the cat appears to have everything, from the love of a family to a warm home and plenty of food. But Thea felt she was missing the excitement and the adventure of what was outside the loving home.

One day Thea had the opportunity to explore the city but it wasn’t as excited or friendly as she had hoped. But she did learn from Vern the lion at the Zoo that books can take you on an adventure every single day.

This is a well-written story by Artie Knapp a story with a great lesson. I love this book because it teaches children that reading books can take you on an exciting adventure. The illustrations by Sunayana Nair Kanjilal help to tell this story. I highly recommend this book.  To read about the illustrator click on the

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the Author in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.

About the Author: Artie Knapp is the author of many published works for young readers. A frequent contributor to the Detroit Free Press’ Yak’s Corner, his children’s literature has been featured in over 100 publications across the world. Artie finds inspiration for writing from the woods behind his home. A lot of the characters he writes about are there everyday and frequently stop by to say hello. He likes that. Artie is a member of The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and graduated from Ohio University. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, with his wife and daughter.

Artie Knapp is also the author of Living Green: A Turtle’s Quest for a Cleaner Planet.

Giveaway Rules


There will be 1 winner

This Giveaway is Open to the USA Only!

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Giveaway Ends Dec 8th, 2013

Comments like these would be deleted – Great contest, please enter me, Love to win this! This is so cute!

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Winners are selected via Random and notified by email. You have 48 hours to respond;

If no response, the prize is forfeited and an alternate winner is chosen.

This Giveaway Has Ended

Winner is #7 – Carol M


November 17, 2013 - Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , ,


  1. What a sweet book! I love that he gathers inspiration from his very own backyard. Thank you for introducing me to this author! I’ll have to check out his other work.

    Comment by marthalynnr | November 17, 2013 | Reply

  2. The children in my second grade classroom are always begging for more books that have animals as the main characters! I think all of my students would enjoy this book about an adventurous cat.

    Comment by Lydia Harpe | November 17, 2013 | Reply

  3. Many of my kindergarten students do not travel. Many have never been to the beach which is only 60 miles away. This book would be wonderful for teaching them the world that a book can transport them to.

    Comment by MJ | November 17, 2013 | Reply

  4. My grandson adores animals, he is autistic and does not speak, but gets very excited when he see pictures of animals or sees them on tv. Any story with animals involved makes him happy!

    Comment by Tonya May | November 17, 2013 | Reply

  5. My daughters would enjoy this book. They love the zoo and recognize that our house cats are descendants of the big cats at the zoo.

    Comment by Emi | November 18, 2013 | Reply

  6. My daughter would love to read this book. She is fascinated with animals and she LOVES books! 🙂

    Comment by BeckyMcNeer | November 18, 2013 | Reply

  7. I want my grandson to enjoy reading. This would be good book for him. Also, my son is a teacher at our zoo so I’m sure my grandson will enjoy this book.

    Comment by Carol M | November 20, 2013 | Reply

  8. Sounds like a book with an interesting adventure! We all love animal books. I agree that books take us on amazing adventures. There’s a reason we love reading them so much!

    Comment by Jieru | November 27, 2013 | Reply

  9. This looks like a great book for my sons kindergarten class. Many do not have opportunity to travel fur to not being near anything!

    Comment by Amy | December 2, 2013 | Reply

  10. This looks like something all my kids would enjoy. They love animals.

    Comment by Gianna | December 3, 2013 | Reply

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