New Book ‘The Perfect Place for Toodles’ is an Emotional Tale Showing the Sad Truth of Abandoned Animals

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Author Barbara A. Pierce has written a moving story of one cat’s determination to find a home.

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The plight of an abandoned animal is a sad one indeed. Most of these poor creatures are neglected pets left to fend for themselves by their irresponsible owners. With no one to take care of them, they either die at a very young age or become strays, and are soon captured by the city pound and are sadly put down. In “The Perfect Place for Toodles,” author Barbara A. Pierce has written a moving story about one cat’s journey to find a place to call home.

“The Perfect Place for Toodles” tells a story of a very young cat that experiences abandonment and great loneliness in his life. He thinks he has found a permanent home with a loving family. Life is good for a time, perhaps too good. After a while, the cat is left to spend many long hours in a window, waiting and watching for his family to return. While there are still some fun moments with his adopted family, Toodles gets the feeling of being left out. Things really take a turn for the worse when an annoying neighbor visits more often and pays a lot more attention to the cat. When the cat is devastated by some shocking news, he makes a serious move to direct his life in a different direction. This book is a touching reminder of the abandoned animal’s plight. It shows the hardships abandoned animals face every day.

“The Perfect Place for Toodles” is a well-illustrated picture book filled with lovable and relatable characters. Furthermore, it gives kids a new perspective in how to treat their pets with love and respect.

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Barbara A. Pierce has written nine children's books since retiring from teaching. She contends that the positive response to her work inspires her to continue. And she plans to do so as long as she has fun and interesting things to share.

The Perfect Place for Toodles * by Barbara A. Pierce
Publication Date: August 5, 2013
Picture Book; $15.99; 24 pages; 978-1-4836-7798-9
e-book; $3.99; 978-1-4836-7799-6

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