Muffy and The Medicine Cat by Devra Robitaille
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Muffy is a Goldendoodle puppy with several siblings; all different breeds, backgrounds and ages but they have one thing in common – they were adopted by a loving family. Muffy gets herself into trouble with a porcupine and meets the Medicine Cat. From there the adventure is just beginning.
Muffy and the Medicine Cat is the third book in a series for children, grades 2-7. Devra Robitaille takes the experiences, fears and emotions of children and brings them to life in her book. The fear of acceptance, being alone, being lost, having to fit into a group and more.
Robitaille meticulously crafted the story allowing children of all ages to relate. All too children’s emotions are poo-pooed or ignored and adults don’t always recognize the importance of children’s fears or emotions and thus they are left struggling alone. Robitaille does an excellent job of putting the fears and emotions into a context that children can grasp and learn from.
The story line is simple and well written, the characters are developed and are perfect as well. Demonstrating how differences are not always scary but can be comforting is key to her story line. I feel the story and the writing style was perfect for this age group. I look forward to sharing it with my grandchildren when they are a little older.
WordsAPlenty awards this book a five-star review for Robitaille’s perceptiveness and capturing the essence of children’s emotional fears and doubts and presenting them in an easy to read and non-threatening manner. It is a fun and light read, one I highly recommend.
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