I received a free copy of Lost and Found Cat for my honest review.
About the Book:
Amy Shrodes and Doug Kuntz felt compelled to travel to Greece to help with the refugee crisis, each in their own unique way—Amy as a volunteer helping the arriving refugees and raising awareness back at home through a podcast, and Doug as a photojournalist, who spent five months in Greece, Turkey, France, Germany, and finally Norway, bringing the plight of the refugees to people around the globe. When they met Kunkush, they knew he was very special to someone and they wanted to do everything they could to reunite him with his family.
Sue Cornelison graduated with a BFA from Drake University and continued her studies at the International School of Studio Arts in Florence, Italy. Sue has worked as a full-time illustrator for over a decade. She wrote and illustrated The Twelve Days of Christmas in Iowa, as well as illustrated Sofia’s Dream, Down by the Bay, You’re Wearing That to School?!, and the American Girl Bitty Baby series. Sue works in her backyard treetop studio in a renovated 1909 carriage house in rural Iowa.
Almost everyone saw or read the amazing story of the white cat that got out of his basket while evacuating from Iraq to Greece with his family. Kunkush the cat became internationally famous when he was reunited with his lost family in their new home. It almost seemed like the whole world came together to help Kunkush get back to the people that loved him.
I remember when I first read the story I was so happy for the kitty and his people. It must be horrible to have to leave everything you know. To care so much for your kitty that you carry it all that way only to lose it must have been heartbreaking. There are so many good people in the world – that was proven in the effort to get Kunkush back to his owners.
This delightful children’s book tells Kunkush’s story in a manner that is perfect for young children. It highlights the love the family has for Kunkush and the generosity of the strangers who came together to get Kunkush home. The illustrations are colorful and charming. I really enjoyed reading this delightful story and I’ll be donating my copy of the book to my local library. I know they’ll be happy to add it to their children’s section.