As a cat lover, book lover, and home-schooling mother of three daughters (I home-schooled my daughters all the way from Kindergarten through High School), I have fallen in love with a couple of children’s books. They’re The Secret Adventures of Louie V children’s books and they are beyond excellent. WAY beyond. I was sent two beautiful books to review on Cat Pause and it is my supreme pleasure to do so!
When I taught our daughters to read (when they were between 4 and 5), I relied on beautiful, colorful children’s books filled with fun stories and colorful pictures. I chose books that didn’t talk “down” to the reader – as in keeping the vocabulary ridiculously simple. As they got older, I always sought books that would expand their vocabulary. If my daughters were in grade school today, the Louie V books would be right up my alley… and their little alleys as well.
These books are fun, beautiful, colorful, and ideal for young readers. Best of all, they feature a main character (Louie V, a precocious Siamese cat…. then again, is there any other kind of Siamese cat? I’ve had 3 and each was delightfully unpredictable!) that the reader will love.
Something else occurred to me while reading through these books, the illustrations are IDEAL for teaching children their colors – there are so many bright beautiful illustrations to choose from. There are also “counting opportunities” with many of the pictures. They are outstanding and it’s obvious the author has had many, many, many dealings with precious children – she truly “gets” them and knows exactly what a young reader wants and needs.
When ‘SHE’ is away, Louie V will play! The Secret Adventures of Louie V series details the escapades of a mischievous Siamese cat when his doting—and unknowing—owner leaves the house. The colorful caper is meant to inspire the imagination in new readers and consists of two volumes, with a third (and more) on the way.
The debut volume introduces us to Louie V’s world unseen as he explores the closet belonging to ‘SHE.’ In the second, “Louie V Takes the Cake,” the sneaky feline is on a mission to figure out why his owner has been so busy. The answer, of course, is just for readers.
The books are available at Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.com, and a variety of “Louie V” merchandise is available for purchase on www.LouieVAdventures.com. The website also features Louie’s blog, quizzes, and activities perfect for young Internet explorers.
About the Author:
Author Tracey Delio, M.A.CCC/SLP has been providing speech and language services to toddlers, preschoolers and school age children on Long Island for the last 15 years, and she was recently inducted into the Hicksville High School Hall of Fame for her work. Her areas of special interest include motor speech disorders, sensory integration disorders, early language development and PDD/ Autism Spectrum Disorders. She has worked side by side with ABA teams to facilitate speech and language development in the Autistic population. Tracey is a Certified PROMPT Instructor and teaches workshops in various locations throughout the United States.
Tracey is deeply involved in a number of charitable organizations including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Autism Speaks and the VH1 Save the Music Foundation. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of The Secret Adventures of Louie V will be donated to the aforementioned charities. Each of the charities Tracey is involved with support children and strive to make their future bright and prosperous.
If you are a parent or grandparent of small children, I know you’ll want to order both of these beautiful books for the precious little ones in your life – the one’s without fur, that is. The one’s with fur are probably too busy to read. I’m sure you’ll also want to order a Louie V stuffed animal as well. He’s absolutely adorable and children LOVE to hold a toy that appears in a book they’re reading. It seems to make everything extra special for them. Visit Louie V’s Website to order your books and adorable stuffed animal today!