Kindness and Compassion Is Challenged in Charming Fiction

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A younger sibling dog is torn between obeying her older brother and listening to her heart when they encounter a very sad orphan kitty.

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What's a younger sibling to do when her older brother tells her to reverse the decision she has made? Will she obey her older brother or follow her heart? This is the big question Princess has to answer in author Dorothy Pisano's "Kitten 'Catches' Kindness," an endearing illustrated book filled with lessons for everyone.

Prince and Princess, two sibling, inner-city dogs, pass a pet orphanage each day on their way home from the park. Princess develops compassion for a very sad orphan kitty that always sits in a corner behind bars, away from the other pets. Princess gets a great idea. She decides to give the kitty their favorite toy to attempt to make her happy. Prince, on the other hand, thinks this is a bad idea and asks his sister to "forget about her!" A tearful conflict arises in Princess. Will she obey her older brother, or follow the compassion deep in her heart before she decides?

Filled with colorful illustrations, "Kitten 'Catches' Kindness" also introduces some lessons as the dogs, their owners, and the orphan pets interact, leading to a surprising outcome.

This book will be featured at the 2012 Book Expo America in New York City on June 5-8, 2012 and the 2012 American Library Association Annual Book Exhibit in Anaheim, Calif. on June 22-25, 2012.

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About the Author
Dorothy Pisano is a Doctor of Education who has written curricula and proposals in many disciplinary areas of education. She has implemented national science programs throughout the city of Philadelphia and took the leadership role in setting up the Magnet School for Science and Mathematics, a large-scale magnet school initiative. She was an editorial consultant for the McGraw-Hill K-6 Science Series, and on the editorial staff for newsletters serving six counties of teachers from kindergarten through the secondary level. As a freelance writer for national and regional magazines, she has written in the areas of art, antique restoration, collectibles, and history. Dr. Pisano has been a university adjunct professor and a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Torch Chapter of the National Honor Society, and the Phi Delta Kappa Chapters of both Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania.

"Kitten 'Catches' Kindness" * by Dorothy Pisano, Ed. D.
Publication Date: April 5, 2012
Picture Book; $21.99; # 32 pages; 978-1-4691-8045-8
Picture Book Hardcover; $31.99; 32 pages; 978-1-4691-8046-5

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