Can a cat, a mouse and a sparrow all be friends?

    Today I get to welcome Alison Neuman to my blog. She's the author of Home, a delightful children's book about a cat, a mouse that uses a wheelchair, and the search for a place to call... Home

By Alison Neuman

Fluffy, the cat, knew the minute she met Levi that he would become fast friends with the friendly mouse using a special wheelchair. In the third installment of their adventures, join Fluffy, Levi, and his family on their final leg of adventure to find their forever homes together.


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I was given the chance to read a copy, a here's my review:

The clear, friendly font used in this book invites readers in. And a simply offered backstory makes the book just as enjoyable for newcomers to the series as for readers already familiar with the character. There again, who could fail to enticed by a cat called Fluffy, a mouse called Levi, and a sparrow called Charlie, all delightfully sketched in lightly colored illustrations.

Both story and illustrations are pleasingly personable. The worried mice, chased by a mouse-eating cat, need a new home. And friends help friends in need. Adventurous Fluffy takes a very sensible trip across town, with the aid of some human signposts and even a few humans. The cat crosses roads with care, and finally leads her troop to a delightful new home where they should all be safe.

Like the best in picture books, Alison Neuman’s story offers small lessons disguised in story-telling, with one mouse in a wheel-chair, sensible street precautions, and enterprising ideas. It’s a very pleasing story to share with small children, and a good one for those just learning to read to enjoy.

Disclosure: I was given an ecopy and I freely offer my honest review.



It was a playful neighbourhood dog named Buster, and a winter storm that had brought Fluffy, the Persian cat, to a warehouse where she’d met a little mouse named Levi. Levi had taken his new friend to meet his family who made their home in an old car. Now Fluffy, Levi and his entire mouse family were headed to Fluffy's home, in a swing the cat had made his new little friend to help transport him and his custom-made wheelchair.
 “I’m going to miss this car. It’s been a good home to us, but staying here is no longer safe for our growing family,” Levi’s dad said.
The area the mice lived in was patrolled by a cat whose job it was to hunt them.
 “Me too. But at least we’ll be together at Fluffy’s,” James, Levi’s big brother, squeaked.
 “No sign of that mouse-eating cat! Best to get going while the coast is clear,” their friend Charlie the Sparrow chirped, pointing his wing in the direction of Fluffy’s house. “I’ll keep an eye out until you’re at the fence.”
“Thanks, Charlie,” Levi’s dad squeaked, as they all started across the large field ahead.

Alison Neuman is a writer, author, choreographer, and dance artist, who is passionate about sharing underrepresented voices. She holds a Bachelor’s of Applied Communications Degree, a diploma in Professional Writing, and a Master of Arts degree with a focus on Educational Studies.




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