We have a responsibility to teach our children that the past is filled with wonderful and mysterious treasures and that their imagination is a gift from God. It must be nurtured.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 22, 2011
Cat got your tongue when it comes to speaking with your kids? Don’t worry, for Ko-Ko the Cat is here!
Isabel H. Stepanian and her cat Ko-Ko come to the rescue with their new children’s book, Cat Paws Through History: Ko-Ko the Cat Meets Napoleon Bonaparte. The story, told from the perspective of Ko-Ko the Cat, focuses on important topics including having a relationship with God, historical facts and the value of manners and etiquette. Stepanian, who immigrated to the United States with her parents as a young child, wrote the book to encourage conversation between parents and children, to emphasize the treasures of family life and the importance of positive thinking.
“When my family arrived in the United States, like other immigrants we did not have much,” says Stepanian. “However, my parents were adamant that we have books in our home. We have a responsibility to teach our children that the past is filled with wonderful and mysterious treasures and that their imagination is a gift from God. It must be nurtured.”
In Cat Paws Through History, the opinionated and philosophical Ko-Ko the Cat travels to Belgium with his human parents. Soon, he finds himself in the field where the Battle of Waterloo took place in 1815. Curious about Napoleon Bonaparte, Ko-Ko is filled with questions upon their encounter. Through it all, Ko-Ko learns many lessons and begins to understand the importance of faith and following one’s dreams.
“Our children are not exposed to the cultural arts as past generations have been,” says Stepanian. “It is quite important that we expose them to the arts, history and the vast beauty of historical places. It is through this that we are able to enrich not only their lives, but ours as well.”
Cat Paws Through History: Ko-Ko the Cat Meets Napoleon Bonaparte
By Isabel H. Stepanian
Retail price: $18 (soft cover), $28 (hard cover)
About the author
Isabel H. Stepanian immigrated to the United States with her family in 1964. In high school, her counselor advised her that because English was her second language, she would barely be able to graduate and would not be admitted into college. She went on to earn a master’s degree in English and theatre arts. Isabel lives in southern California with her family and furry children. She enjoys traveling and is an advocate of animal rights. Thus, 10 percent of the royalties from the sale of each book will be donated to the ASPCA.
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