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Kitty and I-bookcover

By: Karyn Connors

Kitty and I

Pages: 38 Ratings: 5.0
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The day that I met Kitty

I knew she was my human

Kitty needed me, even if she didn’t know it yet!

Kitty and I tells the story of the special bond that develops between a human and their assistance dog. Children and adults can share in this beautiful tale of Kitty and Raffys journey from their very first meeting through to their becoming a team. Their heart-warming story also unfolds visually in the form of vibrant and unique illustrations that bring to life their journey together.

Karyn has worked in the field of early childhood education her entire career. She is a business owner of a children’s centre and training organisation. Her affinity for children is evident in her first book, and she is looking forward to writing and illustrating further stories of her and her assistance dogs’ adventures.

Customer Reviews
29 reviews
29 reviews
  • Sue Jacobs

    This is a delightful picture storybook about the special relationship between Kitty who suffers from anxiety and her gorgeous assistance puppy. The book is written through the eyes of the dog and looks into the symptoms of anxiety and how they work together to create a calmer, happier existence. The book is beautifully illustrated using collage in bold, bright colours and images intertwined to make an intriguing background and accompaniment for the text.
    I highly recommend this beautiful book as a source of experiences in dealing with the symptoms of anxiety.

  • Janice Faye

    I absolutely loved this book…as do my grand children. Great story line for all ages. Well done

  • Liz Kearney

    Kitty and I is an exciting story of adventure and kept the children in my Kindergarten captivated. It highlights the important role of a service dog and encouraged wonderful discussion on inclusion. Fantastic!

  • Jade Donnelly

    Kitty and I has been such a beautiful book to read for myself, as-well as to read to my children.
    The spectacular artwork and illustrations intrigue you to take the ride along side ‘Kitty and her assistant dog’! Each page you find something different every time you read it.
    We loved following the adventure and journey of Kitty becoming a handler and her loving assistant dog.
    Explained in such a great way that children of all ages can understand and to teach us adults a thing or two!
    I highly recommend ‘Kitty and I’ as an asset to have in any library, bookstore or bookshelf.
    Well done Karyn Connors for creating a book to cover such an important subject.

  • Magda Lynn

    What a wonderful, artistically creative depiction of fear and how it 'takes over' someone, in this case Kitty.

    Having Raffy narrate the book provides the kind of objectivity required in life for self-reflection so it's an excellent guide for children (and adults consumed by anxiety).

    The other message which comes across in this story is that anxiety is able to be managed and having a companion dog is a treatment option many people wouldn't consider.

    The artwork alone is worth buying the book for.

    Thoroughly enjoyed this (I'm in the 2nd half of life) and highly recommend it.

    If it's not in the waiting room of your counselor/ psychologist or psychiatrist then let them know about it. It would be a great way to create rapport as a therapeutic aid.

  • Sandi Phoenix

    'Kitty and I' is an incredibly heartwarming book that sensitively helps children and adults alike to understand how anxiety can impact on a person's life, and the the important and transformative role of an assistance dog. Karyn Connors' unique illustrations are a captivating artistic expression of the story. I'm so grateful for this book and all it's artful inclusion - a much needed piece of children's literature.

  • Daisy Smith

    The illustrations from "Kitty and I" are what really grabs your attention. The colorful and detailed illustrations were fun and entertaining. It is great to see that there is also Illustrations incorporated into the story by the children that attends the Childcare Centre that Kitty Directs. It is such a great story for a wide range of ages to get a better understanding of how special and important an assistant dog can be in this case How special Raffy is to Kitty. This is a great Story and would definitely recommend.

  • Nixie Wolf

    Kitty and I is a delightful book written from the perspective of gorgeous Raffy, Kitty’s beloved assistance dog. Every page is entertaining, and the artwork is so engaging, unique and colourful. This book is a fantastic educational tool helping raise awareness of assistance dogs and their invaluable role in the lives of their humans, and can be enjoyed by people of any age.

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