What do you get if you put two pet-loving friends, who aren't allowed to have pets of their own, together with a grumpy talking cat?
A brand new series of children's books!
Introducing... Pet Sitters, the Ready for Anything Collection!
These books are such a treat. I co-wrote them with friend and fellow author Cecily Anne Paterson (see my earlier post for more details). And this month, we are celebrating their official launch and release out into the world!
The books are available now as ebooks and audiobooks, which for traditional lovers of print, may feel like a let down. But there are some unexpected perks about books in these formats offer that print books don't have. Especially when it comes to holiday reading for kids:
1) Ebooks and audiobooks are by their nature incredibly portable! This means kids can take their Pet Sitters stories wherever they go. So whether it's visiting grandparents, waiting around for talkative adults or long distance travel, these books can go with you without loading up the suitcase!
2) Audiobooks offer great down time after Christmas hype! You know that grouchy let down after a great time out visiting or at the beach? Load up the audiobook and you've got a low energy, gentle form or entertainment that is also relaxation for tired minds and bodies.
3) Audiobooks make the kilometres go faster! Trust me, I know this one from experience. And it can be extra handy if the books you listen to in the car are ones the whole family can enjoy. This was one of those things we thought about a lot when we were writing the Pet Sitter stories. They've all been road tested (no pun intended, but it works!) and have received chuckles, sighs and story appropriate gasps of delight from all age-groups!
4) Combine the audiobook with the ebook for guided reading and you'll have your kid practicing their reading over the holidays without even realising it! They'll be up to speed and ready for school returning without an ounce of pestering!
So, what are you waiting for? Grab your ebook and/or audiobook copies of the Pet Sitters from the Puddle Dog Press website today!
(Gift vouchers are available too, if you'd like to order for someone in another household or car trip!)
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