The story of Dewey the celebrated library cat is now available for the youngest of readers in this new, fully-illustrated picture book adventure.
When librarian Vicki Myron discovers a tiny kitten abandoned in the library book drop slot, it's love at first sight. Once she has nursed the cold and hungry kitten back to health, it's clear that his new home is meant to be in the Spencer Library and Vicki gives him a suitable name: Dewey Readmore Books.
At first, Dewey loves his new role, especially all of the people who visit him at the library each day. But soon he discovers a new breed of library visitors -- the little ones who like to chase him, pull his tail, and squeeze him extra tight. In this heartwarming and hilarious tale, Dewey finds himself wondering if he will ever be able to manage the challenges of his new job. In the end, Dewey is triumphant as he discovers that helping people big and small is what he is meant to do, and that by sharing his special brand of Dewey love, he can be the best library cat of all.
Vicki Myron, the former director of the Spencer (Iowa) Public Library, spent nineteen years with the real Dewey Readmore Books, who she rescued from the library's book return drop on a freezing winter morning. This book, like all the Dewey children's books, is based on Dewey's real adventures in the library. Now retired, Vicki lives and writes in Spencer, Iowa, where she continues to be known as "Dewey's Mommy." She invites you to visit Dewey's website at www.deweyreadmorebooks.com.
Bret Witter has collaborated with Vicki Myron since 2006 and has enjoyed every minute. He lives in Louisville, Kentucky with his wife and two children.
Jeff Bauman was an ordinary twenty-seven year old, with a job, a girlfriend and a love of sports, when a bomb took both his legs near the Boston Marathon finish line. A famous photograph taken at the scene, and his vital role in identifying the bomber from his intensive care hospital bed, made him the face of the tragedy, but it is his determination, humor and positive attitude that has inspired millions. Jeff Bauman lives in the Boston suburb of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. www.jeffbaumanstrong.com.
Bret Witter has co-authored six New York Times bestsellers. His books have been translated into more than thirty languages and have sold more than two million copies worldwide. He lives in Decatur, Georgia. www.bretwitter.com.