One Trouble-Causing Witch and Her Feline Friends in D. Vanstone’s New Picture Book

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“Dotty and the Fix-It-Cats” Emphasizes Lessons of Patience, Friendship and Responsibility

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Author D. Vanstone offers an entertaining and insightful addition to the world of children’s literature that will broaden the imagination of kids. Titled Dotty and the Fix-it-Cats, This compelling tale takes fantasy to a higher notch as it embeds essential moral lessons into a well-crafted story line. Young readers will be enthused as they follow a witch named Dotty and the patient, ever-obliging fix-it-cats.    

This literally enchanting book gyrates around the exploits of Dotty, a sweet but absent-minded witch who just could not perform her magical spells right. Unknown and unseen by rumples, that is to say humans who do not understand the ways of magic, she lives at the tranquil garden of Mr. and Mrs. Grubb, beneath the drooping branches of an old plum tree. Being prone to sudden and ignominious failure, the Council of Magic and Wizardry ruled to assist the innocent witch and put her away from harm and trouble’s way by sending the four best fix-it-cats known.

Jemima, George, Ralph and Rufus, the feline keepers responsible to put things back into proper and working order, struggle day in and day out to fix every mess Dotty brings about. All possess a special talent that could help the forgetful witch with her muddled spells. But Dotty never seems to run out of problems to brew. Imploring their best, even to the point of losing their tail and whiskers which they could fortunately will to grow back, will things turn out well in the end?

Readers can find out what becomes of this quirky bunch in Dotty and the Fix-it-Cats, a riveting work of fiction recommended for every inquisitive child.

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About the Author

D. Vanstone was born in New South Wales in the early1950s. Her mother instilled in her the love of the written word. She could read by the time she was three and often sat with a dictionary to learn a new word. Her high school English teacher encouraged her to write and planted the seed for her future. Having worked in the retail book industry, the author realized that children need to read more and create their own world through experience with the written word. As a published illustrator and exhibiting artist, she enjoys bringing the magic of the world to life through stories and art.

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at 1-800-455-039. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (02) 8088 6078 or call 1-800-455-039.

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