Thursday, July 25, 2013

REVIEW: Mailbox Kitten by Mammy Oaklee

Mailbox Kitten is a charming and nostalgic story that transports the reader to the Heart of the Bottoms Up 2/3 Acre to follow the adventures of Mammy and Pappy when they move into their new home in the country.  A special delivery in their mailbox will bring not only joy and excitement but also will make them face loss, grieve and eventually, hope.

I enjoyed reading this short story, told in a very evocative prose. The style is contagious and took me back to my own childhood memories: my house in the suburbs, the chickens we raised in our big yard, the cats that wandered around, my beloved dogs and the sadness and pain we had to go through every time one of them departed.  And that’s the special quality of this book: It can help a child cope with the death of a dear pet. But it is not somber or sad in anyway, on the contrary, it ends with hope, with laughter and joy. The illustrations are nicely done and convey the spirit of the story. They can help a wandering little mind to stay focused and understand the action in the story.

I have a feeling that author Mammy Oaklee has more sweet stories under her sleeve and that she’ll entertain us with her memories for years to come.
Mariana Llanos

About the author: Mammy Oaklee is a mom, a grandma and a city chick who always longed to be in the country.
*A free PDF version of the book was given to me in exchange for my honest opinion
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  1. I really enjoyed your review. I don't feel like you're trying to sell me the book; more like we're sitting and chatting about books over tea! I'm sharing this review on my facebook page as well as on Twitter and G+. Thanks for linking up with Booknificent Thursday! Hope to see you again soon.
    Tina from

  2. Thanks for Linking to the Booknificent Thursday Blog Hop. This book is on my to-read list. Great review!


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