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.