Thursday, October 9, 2014

Stanley and Katrina with $25 #Giveaway

Stanley & Katrina
Book Blasty Tour
and $25 Giveaway


Stanley and Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge are celebrating the release of their second book, The Observations of the Obstreperous Animals, by hosting their very own "Book Blasty Tour". Thank you for taking the time to visit this special stop along their tour and be sure to enter the giveaway!

About the Book

Title: The Observations of the Obstreperous Animals

Authors: Stanley & Katrina, Pet Authors

Year published:  2014

Number of pages: 106

Recommended ages: 10+ Independent Readers; 5+ Read-Aloud

Summary (Amazon): Cat and dog. It is a love/hate relationship. Stanley and Katrina are back to share more humorous glimpses into their exciting lives in their second book via short stories. Yes, the pets are at it again but this time compete in a slam poetry contest, visit a pet psychic, and much more.This cat and dog writing team makes you stop and wonder what happens at your house when you're not there.

Amazon U.S. | Amazon U.K. 

Amazon Canada | Barnes & Noble

My Review

Stanley and Katrina: The Observations of the Obstreperous Pets is a one-of-a-kind humorous book full of zany pet characters written by a child author from the viewpoint of the pets. I think her story-telling says it best, so I'm adding some great quotes from the book.

Katrina, the cat, (on behalf of the pets) demands of their owner...
"I ask you to give us more treats! Also, make a way for the pets to reach the steel creation in the kitchen, filled with cold air that we pets wish we could breathe...."
Their owner had that mouth-open and squinty-eyed confused face that people get. After rubbing her eyes a few times, her only reply was, “Katrina, get off of the table.” (pages 42 - 43)
Stanley, the dog, was given scooter lessons. He was taught to push the scooter with Katrina on it. His conclusion at the end of that chapter was...
"I am glad they stopped asking me to push the bossy cat. I still scooter sometimes, which I do not mind. Katrina isn’t on it, and I get treats. Yay!" (page 56)
The Pet Psychic chapter was hilarious. Of course, I will leave you to read it for yourself. I also love how the author ends the Acknowledgments...
To Felicia Maziarz, our creator, “owner” and voice, for bringing us to life. We love you. ~Stanley & Katrina
I highly recommend this book for kids ages 6 - 10.

Felicia also recently won an award for her first book, Stanley and Katrina: The Perpetual Papers of the Pack of Pets, which she wrote at age 9.

Here's my review of Book 1:

The Buzz

"All the animal snippets are very funny. If you like animals and a good laugh, this is the book for you." ~Carly K., Age 10

"Hilarious! Instantly became my favorite book!" ~Stephen E., Age 12

"You did it again! I loved reading about your crazy adventures!" ~Rachael S., Age 13

"Another one? How do they do this?" ~Stanley & Katrina's owners

About the Authors:
Stanley & Katrina

Stanley and Katrina are the pet authors of The Observations of the Obstreperous Animals.

Stanley is a three-year-old black Labrador/Rottweiler mix who does his best to ignore Katrina. Stanley enjoys snow, attention and turkey.

Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge is an eight-year-old grey tabby cat who loves her toy mouse. She enjoys treats, naps and bossing the dog around.

Neighbor Girl (Felicia) is the human who knows us (Stanley& Katrina) the best and helps us with everything. She loves writing, reading, acting, singing, reading gymnastics, doodling, reading, ice skating, painting, reading, doing computer stuff, oh... did we mention reading? She is the co-creator and co-host of "The Write Chat."

You may visit the entire gang online at

Twitter | Facebook | Google+

Pinterest | Goodreads | YouTube

Free Printables For This Book!

Kid Lit Printables has created fun and FREE printables for The Observations of the Obstreperous Animals and will be adding more in the future. Click here to view all available printables now. 

Get the First Book in the Series Free 

10/6 & 10/7/2014

The pets are offering their first book for free, via Amazon Kindle, the first two days of the Blog Tour. Click here to download Book 1 in the Stanley & Katrina series now. 

Stanley & Katrina's 

Book Blasty Tour Stops(2014)

*Denotes Book Review Stops

October 6

$25 Book Blasty Tour Giveaway

Prize: $25 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal cash (winner's choice)

Contest runs:October 6 to October 31, 11:59 pm, 2014 

Open: Internationally

How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget above or by clicking here.

Terms and Conditions: A randomly drawn winner will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest or any other entity unless otherwise specified. If you have any additional questions, feel free to send us an email at stanleyandkatrina (at) gmail (dot) com.

* This giveaway is sponsored by the authors, Stanley & Katrina.*

Disclaimer: I received a free digital copy for my honest review.

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