The City Kittens And The Old House Cat – Review & Giveaway

The City Kittens And The Old House Cat

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The City Kittens And The Old House Cat – Review

It is Christmastime at Mrs. D’s home. Nyda – her old house cat – is happy to be inside, away from the harsh bitter elements that winter brings. She worries about her outdoor friends – and she misses Nicky, her former feline companion – but she knows he looks proudly down upon her from kitty heaven as she remembers all of the tricks he once taught her – especially tricks like how to convince the humans around her to give her delicious food!

Nyda enjoys the hustle and bustle of the holidays. She loves visits from family members and all of the delicious treats they bring! But she is not prepared for the surprise that Mrs. D.’s daughter brings to her home this particular Christmas!

The City Kittens And The Old House Cat by Mrs. D. is the delightful tale of Nyda – the old house cat – and her adjustment to the two city kittens that move into her home and rock her world. Like many of us who find themselves faced with new situations, Nyda does not welcome change. At first, she tries to make life difficult for the “spoiled inside city house cats” and does not welcome them into her home. But – when Nyda learns the truth about the kittens and their arrival – her attitude changes and she realizes how lucky she and the kittens are to have a family who loves them!

Mrs. D. has created another engaging story that both children and cat lovers will adore. The beautiful illustrations by Mike Motz enhance your reading pleasure. Be sure to add this to your holiday gift list this season – and be sure to enter our holiday giveaway for a chance to win some fabulous prizes!

About Mrs. D.

Mrs D

Mrs. D. (Olga D’Agostino), an award-winning children’s author, was born in western Ukraine. She lived in the historical city of Lviv, where she studied business in Lviv Business College and worked in the food industry. In 1992 she immigrated to the USA with her two small daughters and for years worked in her own business. In 2011, she began her career as a writer, focusing on writing children’s books that have meaning and provide valuable lessons. One of her children’s books, The Trees Have Hearts, won a 2013 Mom’s Choice Award. She is a member of SCBWI and speaks a few languages fluently. She lives in the famous town of Smithville, NJ, with her husband Patrick and a meticulous old cat named Nyda.

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The City Kittens And The Old House Cat – Autographed Book & Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

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To celebrate the holiday season, Create With Joy and Mrs. D. are joining Kid Lit bloggers around the blogosphere to make your Christmas a little merrier!

As part of the Kid Lit Giveaway Hop Holiday Extravaganza (which you can read more about at the end of this post) – Mrs. D. is offering not one but two prizes to two lucky Create With Joy readers!

The prizes will be awarded as follows:

  • 1 Winner will receive an Autographed Paperback Copy of The City Kittens and the Old House Cat
  • 1 Winner will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card

To enter the giveaway, submit your entries through the Rafflecopter form now through December 13, 2013. This giveaway is open to ALL Create With Joy readers, 18 and older, except where prohibited by law. The complete Terms and Conditions are listed on the Rafflecopter form. By submitting an entry, you are indicating that you have read and agree to these Official Rules.

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Kid Lit Giveaway Hop Holiday Extravaganza

Kid Lit Holiday Giveaway Extravaganza This giveaway is part of the Kid Lit Giveaway Hop Holiday Extravaganza, which is hosted by Mother Daughter Book Reviews and Youth Literature Reviews from December 6 through 13, 2013. For more great holiday-themed Kid Lit giveaways, visit the following bloggers!

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the author for review purposes. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

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  1. Cats! 🙂 Have a paw-riffic weekend.

  2. Leslie Nakagawa says:

    What a sweet book, it can be adjustment for anyone to welcome new members to the household.

  3. nurmawati djuhawan says:

    i’ll share with my niece if i win..
    thx u for the chance…

  4. Mindie D says:

    My oldest son (7) LOVES cats and stories about cats. This would be a great gift for him. He is still having adjustment issues with his baby brother. Who knows, maybe this book will help him see it is difficult when things chance but that it will be okay.

  5. Amy says:

    I love cats, I have 5, and my Granddaughters would love this book!

  6. Carol Samsel says:

    I think I need to read this book to my cats…. they are very slow to accept our newest rescue of the older blind cat. Sounds like a very interesting book 🙂

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Sounds like your cats could really learn a lesson or two from this book! Best of luck to you and your cats Carol – and how sweet of you to rescue that kittie!

  7. allie says:

    we have 2 house cats, so this would be cute to customize for the kids to thing that it is their cats in the story!

  8. V Denis says:

    Love the idea of cats and looks from excerpt to be well written and heart warming.. would share with my niece.

    denisval71 at gmail dot com

  9. Lauren E. says:

    I love cats and we just welcomed a new kitten to the house. I’d share this book with my daughter

  10. Thomas Murphy says:

    I like that is is about cats because my kids love cats. I would share it with my kids.


  11. Jemima Pett says:

    That book sounds fascinating! I bet Katrina is interested in reading it!

  12. Andrea Amy says:

    I would share with my children, and I am in canada! Thank you for the awesome giveaway 😀

  13. C.L. Murphy says:

    I’m a big fan of Mrs. D’s books! Lovely illustrations! I have 3 cats that keep me entertained!
    I’d share this book with my niece who adores cats.

  14. Anastasia says:

    i’m excited at how cute and sweet it looks! My daughter LOVES cats and kittens, so this would have to go to her! 🙂
    I am in the US 🙂

  15. Florry says:

    Thanks for giveaway!
    Would share it with my nephews.

  16. Piroska says:

    I love cats, so I’d love reading it…to my grand-daughter.

  17. Heather B says:

    My daughter is still adjusting to her little brother, this could be a great book for her!
    Faramena at gmail dot com

  18. Kiara says:

    I will share this with my niece.

  19. jodi frasier/lasher says:

    I would share this with my stepdaughter and she would love it. Thanks a bunch.

  20. Cynthia C says:

    We are a family of cat lovers and I would love to give this book to my niece and nephew.

  21. Jenny says:

    What fun hopping from site to site for this contest! The book looks adorable.

  22. Dorothy Teel says:

    We are a cat family here we have two Yeller and Torry and they are a lot of fun, I would share this book with my granddaughters.. They also love the cats. I think this book would be an eye opener about cats and their personalities, and getting to know new people / pets in your life . i.teel at sbcglobal dot net

  23. Adrienne Gordon says:

    My daughter loves animal stories

  24. Geoff K says:

    What excites me the most about the book is how compelling the story is, particularly for a cat lover, and how the story has great themes of acceptance and empathy, which is great for all ages. I’d love to win this for my niece, an avid reader and cat lover!

  25. Seyma Shabbir says:

    My sons would love this! They are 4 and 6 and love when I read to them! We are U.S.

  26. Mary Preston says:

    I do love having a cat in the house. My daughter would just love this.


  27. Beth Gallinger says:

    Who doesn’t love cats?!

  28. This looks like such a cute book. I would love to win a copy for my new grandbaby.

  29. Reshama
    Twitter: Stackingbks

    We just reviewed a poetry book on Cats and this looks like a great companion book for any family or school library! Thanks for sharing!

  30. heather eg kaufman says:

    My boys love all animals, so this would be for them. If we won the GC, it would be for winter boots for my kids. We are in the USA…thanks for the giveaway!

  31. Hazel Nutt says:

    It will be nice for Hazel Nutt to read a nice book about cats, as in one of her favourite books, the cat is the villan (~Mrs Furrymouse and the Pepperpot by Enid Blyton).

  32. Ashfa says:

    My niece would love this!

  33. Laura says:

    I am in Wisconsin with a houseful of cats (and dogs) What excites me most about the book is that the cats here, especially the oldsters, can relate. I can read it to them!
    I will keep this book for myself but share it with other feline loving friends.

  34. I love this Christmas book! You can find my complete review here I have a kindle copy but would love to have a physical copy to share with my grandchildren this Christmas!

  35. Maegan Morin says:

    I love that its about kids and I know that my kids will like that too 😀

  36. Brandon Ownes says:

    I need it so I can get my new kitten a nice toy! (:

  37. dawn says:

    I will share with the Beanie Babies! I think all three will love it!

  38. Mrs.D. says:

    Thank you for your heartwarming comments, beautiful people. Have a wonderful time reading The City Kittens and the Old House Cat with your children. I wish you happy Holidays! Good luck everyone!!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thank you Mrs D for sharing your fabulous story with us and for hosting such a wonderful giveaway!
      I truly love your heartwarming stories and look forward to sharing more of your books with our readers in the upcoming year! 🙂

  39. Jennifer Foster says:

    I am excited about using this book to help explain to my son about sharing when other kids are around (as I babysit), much in the same way the older cat had to learn to co-exist with the little cats!

    Missouri, USA

  40. Pauline Milner says:

    I think this book would teach a great lesson about tolerance and acceptance. I would enjoy reading it with our Grandson. Thank you for the super giveaway opportunity. Keep up the terrific blogging.

  41. Mary Hill
    Twitter: MaryHill16

    The beautiful cat illustrations excite the most. I am a cat lover period. 😉

  42. Mary Hill
    Twitter: MaryHill16

    PS my email is marykatbpcsc45 at

  43. Marie Constantineau says:

    I hope to be able to sit and read this with my children, it looks like a fun book

  44. Valerie R says:

    I would certainly share with my daughter .. lives on a farm and loves cats!

    valshemi at gmail dot com

  45. Jessica D says:

    I would be giving this to my younger sister who is having a baby to get her started on a mini library. Thanks for your giveaway!
    i_love_books at aol dot com

  46. Jennifer Rote says:

    My grandson loves reading time and I think he would enjoy this book since he loves cats. I am in the US.

  47. Brittney House says:

    My daughter loves all things animals, EXPECIALLY kittens and cats so she would love this book. I’m from USA.

  48. Tommy Gunn says:

    I like the message this book sends, very loving book. I’d share it with my niece.

    I’m in Puyallup, WA


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