CFRB Blog Tour and Review: The Cat That Made Nothing Something Again by James D. Maxon
The Cat that Made Nothing Something Again
by James D. Maxon
This month, CFRB presents The Cat that Made Nothing Something Again by James D. Maxon.
About the Book:
A nameless cat lives in a town of dry, unhappy people devoid of moisture, joy and creativity. How did the townspeople get this way? Who stole the moisture? And how can one crafty cat return moisture -- and life -- to his town? The Cat That Made Nothing Something Again tells the tale of how a feline hero discovers these answers. On his journey he overcomes obstacles with wit and determination, finds new friends in unexpected places and learns the simple joy -- and transcendent power -- of helping others.
The last children's book that I read was one of my little brother's Magic Tree House books a few years back. I was looking forward to changing it up a bit to read The Cat That Made Nothing Something Again. At 89 pages it was a very quick read and only took about 45 minutes to read. However I'm not sure that this book is for the younger reader as some of the words would be hard for a younger reader to understand. At the beginning of the story I was a little frustrated with the use of similies and metaphors but I got past that. In all honesty however I really couldn't get past the sponges...all I kept thinking of was SpongeBob Squarepants. I know so many kids have seen Spongebob and love him so I'm not sure how they would feel about evil sponges.
I did like the cat though, who was nameless for most of the book. He set out on an adventure to help save himself and his town. Even though he was well taken care of he knew that he could improve life for all those around him if he could just get to the king and somehow stop the sponges who had sucked the life out of everything and everyone. The story is a fantasy with some good life lessons such as thinking of others instead of yourself, and even if you feel small and insignificant you can go on to do great things. If you have kids that like animals they might like this story.
About the Author:
James was born in Anchorage, Alaska, and now lives with his wife, Cindy, in a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota. A writer of stories, poetry, expository, narrative and persuasive genres, James targets children and teens with messages of faith, hope and insight. Current work in progress is A Wizard Tale, which is a story about a fifteen-year-old boy who is involuntarily forced to walk in his father's footsteps-after his death-and finds himself fighting against a powerful and opposing force.
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