I have an especially cute book I want to tell you about today – Pippin No Lickin’. I was sent a copy in exchange for telling you all about it and I couldn’t wait to do just that.
First of all, a little encouragement about something very, very near to my animal-loving heart. When children are very small (whether they’re our children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins… or simply children we feel blessed to have in our lives), we should make a concentrated effort to expose them to the wonders of animals. When they grow up reading about and hearing about animals being treated with respect and kindness, they will be more apt to grow up and live out what they’ve grown up with.
My grand-baby is just a little over 14 months old, but he already has a huge book collection. He has so many of us buying books for him (his mom, dad, grandparents, aunts, uncles) that he will need his own library one day! Many, many of these books involve animals. Some of the best children’s authors appear to be animal lovers, too.
The author of this particular adorable children’s book Pippin No Lickin’ is no exception. In fact, I feel confident in saying everyone involved with this book is blatantly familiar with cats. The words, the illustrations, and the overall feel of the book in general leaves no doubt about it – there were feline fans behind this work of art!
Pippin the cat wouldn’t take a bath. Because he wouldn’t, all kinds of funny (and stinky!) things start happening to him. In hilarious and unforgettable ways, Pippin is challenged with realizing his actions not only affect himself, but others, too. Will his parents and classmates get him to change his mind?
Pippin, No Lickin’ addresses the consequences of personal actions with young readers. This colorful and endearing story establishes with children that parental wisdom is for their own health and safety and helps them develop an understanding of selfishness. Pippin’s adventures even teach colors to very young readers along the way! Parents and children alike will enjoy this introduction to an immediately classic and memorable character in Pippin the cat.
The book’s illustrations are absolutely adorable and the story, itself, is a real joy to read. There is humor, involved, which always holds a child’s attention.
I also love that there are lots of different colors involved. Whenever I read to my daughters AND now, when I read to my grandson, I love to be able to “sneak in” lessons on colors and shapes while we’re looking at the book.
Whether the child or children in your life are reading on their own, learning to read, or being read to (not sure there’s a sweeter feeling in the world than holding a baby you love while reading to him/her), they will love, love, love Pippin No Lickin’. You can find Pippin on Amazon by clicking through any of the links. While he is available for Kindle, I’d definitely recommend the paperback.
Much easier for little hands to hold and examine.