This is the sweetest and most beautiful little book, and I am delighted to recommend it.
Sal Everybody’s Pal is an adoption story as told by the author’s (Diana Alvear) cat, Sal (Salvatore Valentino). It is perfect for all ages, even the youngest child who requests a story at bedtime.
Sal watches as his friends at the animal shelter, Stormy and Lucky, get adopted and leave for their forever homes. And though he cheers them on, he too yearns for the same thing. At the conclusion of the story, Sal gets his wish.
We all know that not every cat is fortunate enough to leave the shelter so Diana’s motivation to write this story is an important one. Her hope is to teach children to adopt pets (especially older ones) from shelters and rescue groups…and more importantly to teach them that “all animals deserve love, respect and forever homes.” These, of course, are lessons for all age groups.
The story is heart-warming in itself but is made even better by the exquisite hand-painted, watercolor illustrations created by Chandler Strange.
Diana hopes to create a legacy for Sal, a special needs kitty, (who was her “soul kitty” and by her side for eight years before passing away as an elderly cat) by helping other homeless animals. Ten percent of the book’s profits will go to animal rescue groups and volunteers.
This beautiful book, as well as additional products, are available at www.salpals.com for $12.99 (hardcover) or $3.99 (Kindle version). One lucky reader of The Cat on My Head will win their very own pawtographed copy by leaving a Comment on our 2nd Blogoversary post one week from today (July 21). It will come with an adorable bookmark and decal as well.
Diana plans to follow-up in the future with additional books and other products.
I was so pleased to receive two pawtographed copies of Sal Everybody’s Pal—one for myself to review and one to give away to one of our readers. I was in no way, however, told what to say. My recommendation of this book represents my true belief that it is worthy of being read and gifted.
What a wonderful book. We would love to have one…to gift to someone we know with a special needs kitty.Thank you so very much for the review
Thanks fur coming to my birthday pawty and the super nice card at Cat Scouts
I appreciate it and am glad you are all my furends
Awww… That sounds like a lovely book.
oh that would be a lovely read.
So lovely,xx Rachel
Aww, what a sweet book! I love the pictures, too! If little kids learn to love and have compassion for animals, we will live in a better world one day! XOXOXOXO
This book sounds wonderful, thank you for telling us about it. Love, Cali, Andy, Tater and Shelly (C.A.T.S)
Sounds like a wonderful book!
What an adorable book!
This sounds like a wonderful book- I don’t have a child, but I want to read it.
We’ll definitely have the mom check out that book. 🙂
This book sounds lovely and the illustrations are beautiful! We’ll certainly enter the giveaway next week and be keeping our paws crossed!
It’s wonderful to see books that help teach children how to cultivate good ethics and how to make the right choices where animals are concerned. The water colour illustrations look lovely as well.
We won’t be here for your two year blogoversary (Our Mama is leaving again!) but we would like to wish you an advanced congratulations! We are so happy you began blogging and that we subsequently were able to meet the entire pride of you! 🙂 And our Mama is happy to have met your Mama who she claims is the nicest gal in the world 🙂
the critters in the cottage xo
Sounds like a book that is a must for all cat lovers.
We love when Dad reads us stories at night and so want to hear all about Sal.
We will enter fur sure
Thanks for the great review
Timmy and Dad
*Dad whispers* come by tomorrow for Tims B Day Shhhhh
Pawesome review sisfurs and brofur. It sounds like a beautiful book.
That sounds so good and such a nice legacy for Sal.
This sounds like an awesome book – and the illustrations are lovely!
A must have for my kitty book collection!
As someone who knew Sal personally and has her very own signed copy of Sal Finds a Forever Home, I can attest that this book is inspirational, heart-warming, and teaches us all the great lesson about adopting shelter animals. I can also tell you that the illustrations look just like Sal in real life, and I teared up when I saw it. This is a great book – check out http://www.salpals.com.
Thank you Ash! Ashley just adopted a kitten rescued from a feral colony! Little Kinsey joins big brother Tortuga. And we all miss Princess Annie – she was Ashley’s Sal. XOXO
That book sounds like a good one. I love the cover on it too – catches your eye. Thanks for the review and sharing it with us.
What a sweet book and story.
That sounds like a really good book and the illustrations are really beautiful!
Janet and kitties Blue,
Thank you so much for your lovely review. I appreciate you and your community’s devotion to cats – it’s my passion, too! I hope the winner of your giveaway enjoys their book, and if you don’t win, you can purchase a copy of your own at http://www.salpals.com! Please let us know you heard about us through The Cat on My Head!
Hugs and purrs,
I would be honored…really and try if we happened to win this lovely precious reading book.
The Staff has gone all “squeeee” over that picture do Sal. She’s a bit soft!! Mol it sounds like a very optimistic story and that’s what we need to hear!! xxxx
This sounds like a wonderful book! I have been seeing several reviews on different blogs of children’s books that encourage animal adoption and animal respect, and I think that is so awesome. We will definitely be entering to win this! Thanks for sharing about the book.
Sampson sends lots of love and kisses to Astrid, and we all send our love.
sounds like a delightful book!
That is amazing. Such a wonderful idea to read to children to start compassion with animals.
What a great book! And the illustrations are very sweet. We could use an entire series – adopting black cats, keeping cats for life instead of dumping them when people move, etc. Thank you so much for being part of our Gotcha Day celebrations and helping us raise money for PAWS!
This sounds like it is perfect even for an old lady like me. Thanks! ~xo~
This looks like a wonderful book! I love the illustrations.
What a great review of what sounds like a really precious and dear book. Thanks for sharing an honest review with all of us – anything involving cats and their finding a forever home is something we love to read.
Hugs, Sammy (and Mom)