CAT LOVERS, FALL IN LOVE WITH CATS ALL OVER AGAIN!
The new cat book In Defense of Cats! (alternatively spelled and published as In Defence of Cats! for British readers) is a highly-enjoyable and beautifully-illustrated new tribute to cats that describes, praises and defends cats in an irresistible way. Written in 17 fun verses of rhyming couplets as narrative poetry by author Janette Noelle Dean, the book was created for kids and adults to read (and hear!) over and over again.
Cat lovers of all ages will especially enjoy the amusing and winsome British cat character named Sir William who boldly and bravely stands up for himself and his fellow felines against those who would defame them. With each vignette that he recounts, Sir William further whisks readers and listeners on a fascinating insider’s journey into the minds and lives of cats and then succeeds in his crusade by winning over the heart and conscience of his visiting guest(s).
Cat lovers are also invited to follow Sir William the Cat on Twitter. He likes to follow others, too!
The New Cat Book Is Now Available at Amazon's Kindle Store!
The fully-illustrated version of In Defense of Cats! was published August 2016 and is available for purchase at Amazon's Kindle Store as an eBook for any Kindle device, computer, laptop, computer tablet, or smartphone. The Kindle reading application for any device is free to download and very user-friendly.
Offered in American English and coming soon in British English (also known as the Queen's English or Oxford English), the cat book In Defense of Cats! features over 19 beautiful illustrations and a special medal for readers.
* The free Kindle software application also includes a few free complete Kindle books. Try it out, it's really fun and easy technology!
Inspiration for Writing In Defense of Cats!
Author Janette Noelle Dean originally wrote the poem and story on a beautiful day in Los Angeles in response to negative comments about cats that she had heard through the years. Her aim with the book is to defend cats and cat behavior with humor by sharing the habits and experiences of domestic cats while showing concern for endangered wild cats and all wildlife.
The poem is also meant to be a witty allegory for human prejudgments. To reveal the importance of dignity, love and understanding - and the values of diversity, tolerance and empathy - she found a most appropriate figure in the very individualistic and controversial, yet highly companionable and beloved cat.
Dean named her Sir William cat character after "The Bard" William Shakespeare who is one of the greatest English poets and playwrights in history and known for many poignant monologues.
Rose Dean, the author's artistic mother, brought Janette's vision of Sir William and other cats to life in the book's many striking and appealing illustrations.
Schools and community organizations are encouraged to stage the book as a fun play for children at no charge (contact the author for a play script). The book is also a fun and engaging book for anyone who is learning English as a second language.
The Popularity and Importance of Cats and Pets
Cats – and the books, movies, and plays about them are extremely popular. In fact, according to a 2013-2014 American Pet Products Association's Pet Owners Survey which released 2012-collected data, the most numerous family pet in America is the cat with 45.3 million households owning over 95.6 million cats. The New York Times says that more men are unabashedly embracing their love of cats, too.
Janette and Rose also love dogs and according to the same survey, there are over 83.3 million dogs in America in over 56.7 million households. America is therefore quite an animal-loving country (like many other countries) with the survey showing there are over 68% of U.S. households with a pet - a total of 82.5 million households (the White House included!). New research also indicates that being exposed to cats and dogs within one's first year of life can prevent lifelong allergies.
Most importantly, research studies recently reported in Woman's Day continue to prove that owning and bonding with pets elevates feelings of well-being and happiness, teaches love and nurturing, lowers stress, and provides other health benefits. In fact, as reported by the National Science Foundation, 100% of pet owners consider their pets as family members.