To Stanley With Love – kidlit review With a $25 Cash/Amazon GC Giveaway




Stanley and Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge are celebrating their one year blogiversary (click here to read their inaugural post) by hosting their very own “Book Blasty Tour”. Thank you for taking the time to visit this special stop along their tour. 

About the Book

Title: The Perpetual Papers of the Pack of Pets

Authors: Stanley & Katrina, Pet Authors

Illustrator: Miro Chun

Year published:  2012

Updates: This book was updated in September of 2013 with a new cover, interior illustrations, and a sneak peek of book #2 in the series.

Publisher: CreateSpace

Number of pages: 106

Recommended ages: 5+ 

Summary (Amazon): After three years of living under the same roof as the dog in the house, Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge decides to write a letter to her canine housemate, Stanley. Katrina loves treats, naps and bossing the dog around. Stanley loves snow, attention and turkey. The diva kitty, Katrina, will have none of Stanley’s antics and most certainly will not stand for him eating her food. The only reasonable solution is to take him to Kitty Court.

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About the Authors: Stanley & Katrina

Stanley is a three-year-old black Labrador/Rottweiler mix who does his best to ignore Katrina.
Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge is an eight-year-old grey tabby cat who loves her toy mouse.
They would love to tell you where they live but all they know is that they live in a tan house. For more information about Stanley & Katrina, please visit their website,

* Free Printables For This Book! *

Kid Lit Printables has created fun and FREE printables for The Perpetual Papers of the Pack of Pets. Click here to view all available printables, now. 







My family really enjoyed reading your latest book, The Perpetual papers of the Pack of Pets – but I am sure you know that by now.  If you don’t, you certainly can refer back to my review I wrote here.

The kids and I really did enjoy reading the book.  We took forever to read it because we wanted it to last.  However, throughout the entire time reading about you, Katrina, Mr. Fluffypants (AKA Zorg the space traveling guinea pig), and Mandy – the curious bluebird – I have remained curious as to why Katrina Von Can – The Master of Wisdom and Knowledge seems to have the upper hand with you.

1-treats I know – I know.  Caninism.  But really.  You are part Rottweiler.  Rottweilers can be pretty scary looking, are they not?  They have big powerful muscles.  Well, at least they look aggressive.  It’s my opinion that you should really have the upper hand in the house.

You really need to “dog” up – and  take control.  I know you are a weird mix of mutt, but you gotta be less Labrador and more  Rottweiler. and that’s all I’m going to say about that.

I mean, I’m just going to say it straight – you let a cat (I know she’s smart) a guinea pig (really) and a bluebird maneuver you.  It’s pathetic.  You’re a dog.

Take for example – when you went outside to play in the snow – and you thought a bluebird was attacking you.  You shivered away in fear.  Stanley, you are a dog.  Eat the bird!

Oh, I guess you can’t do that in a children’s story, can you?


Okay, bark at the bird, bear your teeth, and growl all kinds of mean-like.  You should definitely practice that for next time.  Look mean – you know.  At least try.

One more example because The Cat Council was a real sticking point for me, and I don’t want to drag you through the mud, going on and on schooling you how to be “top dog”.

Nobody needs that kind of negativity.


The Cat Council – you ate Katrina’s food, right.  Good job on asserting your dominance!  However, you let Katrina Von – whomever take control and bring you in front of – what?  A cat council?

They are cats.

Chase them away.

Stanley, when you go to court, you have right to be heard by a council of your peers.  Cats are not your peers.

It was an unfair hearing – and you should have put your paw down. In the very least, it should have had one dog.


And, Stanley, the issue with the Christmas tree and the vacuum – really?

You know that I love you, right?  You are really super smart – being able to write letters without opposable thumbs.   We sincerely love your stories.  I can’t wait to find out more about the pet show.

This letter was written out of extreme love.  With the intention of helping you  to bring out your inner dog.


With much Love,


The Squishy Lady.




The Buzz

“The book is really humorous. It is unique in a manner where you see the cat and dog communicating with each other about themselves, their likes, and dislikes in a letter form. The narrator’s tidbits add to the charm of the book. The contrasting characters and their individual personalities have been etched well. The author has put the perspective of the pets in the forefront and written a unique and excellent book for children.” ~ Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers’ Favorite

“We enjoyed this book tremendously! It charmed us, made us laugh, and kept us wanting to read more. A tip of the hat to the pair of pets whose rivalry leads the story along its delightful course.” ~ Amazon Reviewer


* $25 Book Blasty Tour Giveaway *



Prize: $25 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal cash (winner’s choice)
Contest runs:November 8  to November 30, 11:59 pm, 2013
Open: Internationally
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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. *




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  1. Why do you love Stanley so? Please don’t give him any ideas. A dog council? Really.
    Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge recently posted…Co-Hosting the 28th Kid Lit Blog HopMy Profile

  2. I did not realize I look like that. I don’t usually pay much attention to Katrina, but sometimes I do follow her to see what silly thing she has come up with that will keep me entertained for the rest of the day. She can be quite entertaining. As for the bird, I will give you a list of reasons (okay, just two) of why I reacted the way I did.
    1) The bird just startled me.
    2) I did not eat the bird b/c I wanted to save stomach space for bowl food.
    Thank you for caring so much about me to write a letter. I will work on some things.
    Stanley recently posted…Book Review: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library. Why we adore Chris Grabenstein.My Profile


  1. […] first book.  If you haven’t, you should before reading this one.  You can read my review here.  Since we last heard from them, Stanley and Katrina were entering a pet show!    At the […]

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