Book: Kitten & Butterfly (Kitten and Friends) (Volume 1) by Aviva Gittlecategories: Book, Cats, Friendship, Manners, Morals & Values, Butterflies, Books for Kids, Kittens, Animal Stories, Picture Book, Kid's Books, Bedtime Stories, Children's Book
Aviva Gittleabout this book: "I absolutely adore this book! The artwork is stunning..." --Amazon Reviewer
"Kitten & Butterfly" is the first story in a 7-book series I wrote back in 2013 called "Kitten and Friends." It was inspired by a drawing I saw in an artist's portfolio. (Indrachapa Weerasinghe.) I wrote the story to remind adults not to teach their kids to discriminate against those who look and live differently from them. But I didn't want to come right out and say that. I'm not a fan of "message" books.
I created the Kitten character based on a child. He's curious, he's playful, he doesn't have a mean bone in his furry little body. Nobody has yet taught him to devalue another being. It never occurs to Kitten that he can't be someone's friend.
Each story demonstrates to a child, through action and dialog, how it's possible to overcome differences and find common ground with others. Adults can use the opportunity to talk to children about diversity, kindness, acceptance, and respect.
Each "Kitten and Friends" book ends with a "Moral of the Story." This is a short rhyming verse to help solidify the story's lesson. It's also reminiscent of the fairy tales I read as a child.
I was very fortunate in finding Romanian artist Tekla Huszár. She perfectly captures Kitten and all of his friends — from Butterfly to Snake — in gorgeous full-color illustrations.
I'm still publishing the seven Kitten books through my company, Aviva Gittle Publishing. To date, "Kitten & Butterfly," "Kitten & Koi," "Kitten & Snake," and "Kitten & Squirrel" are sold on Amazon. Some of the Spanish versions are available, too. Most of the Kitten books are available in Kindle, softcover with coloring pages, and hardcover editions.
"Kitten & Butterfly" is a 5-star Readers' Favorite and received an honorable mention in the 2017 LA Book Festival competition.
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