Raj is a bookstore cat with the heart of a tiger. But when he runs against a bullya new bookstore cat named SnowballRaj starts to doubt his inner tiger. With help from his owner and some wise words from a famous poet, Raj regains his confidence and helps Snowball do the same.
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Hardcover Picture Book ages 4 to 8, 2011 ISBN 978-1580892308
Paperback Picture Book ages 4 to 8, 2012 ISBN 978-1580892315
"Nice nourishment for the blossoming bookworm."
"The lively, descriptive narrative will provide an entertaining read-aloud...a whimsical title with a positive message."
"Illustrations done in watercolors and colored pencil bring the bookstore and its inhabitants to life. Youngsters will wish they could be part of Felicity's storytime with a marmalade cat in their laps. Raj's self-esteem issues will resonate with youngsters and spark discussions."
School Library Journal
"Some cats have all the luck. They not only have a nice home and people who give them tuna on demand, they're also mistaken for jungle cats. I've always fancied I resemble a puma. Unfortunately, no one else seems to see it.... After reading this book, I might have to pay more attention to the other books scattered around this place. Maybe I'll find a photo of a puma that looks like me."
Vince the Cat (aka Puma), Blogger at Read, Write, Repeat
"This is a sweet book that would be perfect for cat lovers, book lovers or children who are hearing messages that make them doubt how special they are."
Alicia Bayer, The Examiner
Email Kathleen to receive a heavyweight poster to announce your ongoing story hours. The poster features a story hour scene from Raj the Bookstore Tiger and a place to write the day and time of your story hour. In the email, please put your name, the name of the bookstore or library, and your full mailing address. Thanks!
A visit to American School of Bombayreading RAJ to the students
Visit to Shri Ram Vidya High SchoolKandivali, East Mumbai
Here I am sharing RAJ with the students
Same school in East Mumbai