Inspector Dewey – Book Review
Are you ready to fall in love with one of the most memorable cats to grace the pages of children’s fiction in 2015?
Meet Inspector Dewey – one of Kristen Heimerl’s three Norweigan Forest cats – and the name of this first-time author’s brand new children’s book that features the charming illustrations of Irene Bofill!
Inspector Dewey is a large, 11 x 11 book that’s based on a true story! Kristen weaves an enthralling tale about what happens when a no good hooligan shows up on Hampshire Avenue – at the home of Dewey, Thumper, Lily and their human, Anna – and Dewey saves the day!
Why does this responsibility fall on the shoulders of Dewey? In the words of Dewey himself:
I am the Big Cat –
Responsible for keeping everyone safe and in order.
I do this quite well,
In spite of the fact that managing my family is like,
Well, herding cats!
Dewey is a natural born watch cat. Nothing escapes his investigation! As much as he loves to play and to swipe Q-tips from Anna’s stash, he takes his job as the self-appointed Neighborhood Watch Cat very seriously!
In this story, you’ll learn how Dewey’s powers of observation and prowess earned him the name Inspector Dewey and the title The Hero Of Hampshire!
Inspector Dewey is a delight to read (especially aloud)! The story is fresh and exciting – the language is colorful – the illustrations are lovely!
This is a wonderful gift for a child – but a particularly precious gift for a cat lover!
I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars!
NOTE: Kristen is donating fifty percent of the profits from the sale of this book to fund veterinary care for pets whose families are in financial need, so that the animals can remain in their homes and out of the shelter system – *BECAUSE PETS BELONG WITH THEIR PEOPLE. If you’re looking for a great gift to give this season – I encourage you to support this author!
About Kristen Heimerl
Kristen Heimerl is a marketing officer, strategy expert, innovator and brand builder who has served some of the biggest brands in industry and the biggest hearts of start-ups and entrepreneurs. Kristen revels in bringing compelling products and services to life and helping leaders and individuals with big dreams realize their big goals.
Creating Inspector Dewey has been among Kristen’s greatest life joys! This book – which is based on a true story – unites her passion for writing, innovation, entrepreneurship, discovering new talent, design, leadership, strategy, marketing, animals, speaking, education, literacy, and philanthropy.
This book is meaningful to me in so many ways – not least of which is the opportunity to influence a new generation of readers and learners. I was the ‘stupid kid’ –younger than my peers, slower to develop, and awkwardly shy. But picture books transformed my life – they showed me the beauty of illustration and the power of language. My early books set the foundation for a love of reading and a life of learning.
Kristen holds a master of science in eCommerce from Carnegie Mellon University, an MBA from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management, and a BA from the University of St. Thomas.
Aside from Kristen’s 2+ year obsession with creating the most beautiful picture book possible, her joys include the breathtaking forests and lakes of her Minnesota birthplace, the family that really does love her no matter what, and her three magnificent Norwegian Forest Cats who together, with Kristen, helped catch the bad guy on their block that inspired the book.
Inspector Dewey – Book Tour
Create With Joy is delighted to participate in the Inspector Dewey Book Tour, which is hosted by iRead Book Tours!
The Inspector Dewey Book Tour runs from August 31 through October 2, 2015.
Please visit the Inspector Dewey Book Tour Page to learn more about the author, to read guest posts and author interviews, and to see what other bloggers have to say about this book!
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- Inspector Dewey is available on Amazon.
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Inspector Dewey – Multi-Prize Giveaway
Create With Joy is thrilled to offer you the opportunity to win some amazing prizes in conjunction with the Inspector Dewey Book Tour:
- 1 of 10 copies of Inspector Dewey (International)
- 1 of (4) $20 Amazon gift cards (International)
- 5 books to the literacy non-profit, library or school of your choice (USA only)
- $100 payable for vet visit for family/pet in need (USA only)
To enter this giveaway, submit your entries as instructed on the Rafflecopter form.
This giveaway is open to Create With Joy readers, 18 years and older, through October 9, 2015.
Please note that this Rafflecopter and Giveaway is hosted by iRead Book Tours and is being hosted across several blogs. They are overseeing the drawing and assume full responsibility for all aspects of this contest, including notification and prize fulfillment.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from iRead Book Tours to review. However, the opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.
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