posted by M.L. Sanico


Our Book Fair Fundraiser and 8/8 Rec-fest is almost coming to a close, Celeste Gonsalves is all set up now and talking to teens about her new book Teen Wise. She’s a fantastic lady and her enthusiasm and drive have made me an instant fan and admirer. Keep an ear out for her, she’s here to make a difference! This will be my last book review for the day, and Alex still has one more after me. I saved the best for last….watercat

The Watercolor Cat with art by Peggy Chun and a story by Shelly Mecum is such a moving book. Peggy Chun was a fantastic local artist with a larger than life imagination and a paint brush to go with it. She did so much for local children in her lifetime and this book is really a tribute to her talent and spirit.

The very first thing you see is a quote by Vincent Van Gough:

If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint’, then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.

The story is told from the point of view of Peggy’s cat, and we learn about her life through her paintings. It’s a little sad for a children’s book but the pictures are gorgeous and whimsical and they’ll enjoy reading about this friendly feline and her owner Peggy. It’s hard to say much more about the book other than, you have to read it!