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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
  • Alex B.

    Kitty and I beautifully describes the story of our relationships with our much loved puppies. The way Karyn describes Kitty’s anxiety in the book is very relatable and has helped my young daughter to understand her own feelings of anxiety.
    This book offers a warm and happy storyline as well as the ability to assist children (and adults) to talk about their own feelings.
    The illustrations in this book are incredible; they are so vibrant and you just know from looking at the front cover that the entire book is going to be packed to the brim with fun filled pages - and it is.
    We love this book and will continue to read it for years to come.

  • Josephine Johnston

    Kitty and I is a beautiful book. The story is wonderfully written, showing Kitty and Raffy's gorgeous bond that they have together. It is amazing to see the story of how Kitty and Raffy came together and the journey they went through to make Raffy, Kitty's assistance dog. Karyn has also done an incredible job with the illustrations, using her uniqueness and artistic skills to portray the story in an exciting and creative way. Karyn has done an amazing job using her eclectic imagery to provide both entertainment and knowledge about assistance dogs and how they can help people to be braver and safer in their communities.
    I can't wait to read future Kitty and I books, and see what else this beautiful duo gets up to.

  • Kerstin Pilz

    I am overjoyed to see Karyn's dream of writing a children's book about her guide dog Raffi has now become a reality. Karyn approached me in my capacity as writing coach with the idea for this book and I was immediately impressed both by her original artwork and her unique story idea. Having met both the author and her guide dog, I've seen their loving bond first-hand and telling the story from the point of view of the dog is a beautiful touch. The book raises awareness about living with anxiety and how to manage it. This book is beautifully illustrated, tells a unique story and it will be an asset to any library helping kids understand inclusion and diversity. Highly recommended!

  • Raoul

    This book is great! The narrative & beautiful illustrations tell a lovely story about people living with anxiety.

    As the story is told through to eyes of Raffy the wonder dog, I think it's a perfect addition to any kindergarten or school library.

    My wife (ex-kindergarten director) and I love this book and congratulate Kitty on a job well done.

  • Rob

    I was drawn to Karyn's book by the title "Kitty and I " as I was looking for a present for my granddaughter Kitty and her older sister. Once I had purchased and read it I realised it was a gem. The story, told from the dog Raffy's perspective as he helps Kitty overcome her fears in perilous situations and other adventures I think would appeal to children who suffer anxiety and lack confidence. Being a farmer who has had and trained many sheepdogs over the years I fully understand the bond that develops between us and our four legged friends, I believe we can learn a lot from them. Karyn's style of art and illustrations would engage the minds of young children, I'm sure, it's exactly as they would see situations themselves.

    By seeing and reading about Kitty (the heroine) breezing through life, with Raffy's help of course would uplift their spirits and inspire the life of many young children.

  • Fiona

    The Kitty and I book is fantastic. The story in itself is engaging and educational and the pictures are just great. I have read this amazing book over and over and even though my grandson is still only a baby, I have sat and read the book to him, he gets very excited with the graphics. I would recommend this amazing book to anyone. It is not only for children but a great educational tool for Adults.

  • Sharon

    I love to read children's books that move my feelings and this one really does.
    'Kitty and I' is from the dogs (Raffy) point of view telling of how he looks after Kitty and the training he does in order to take care of her.
    It is very colourful with so much detail with the story line being easy to read, and encourages children to ask questions.
    I especially love the last line in the story as it brought a tear to my eye.
    I highly recommend this book to anyone who would like to teach children about emotions or who just loves dogs.
    5 out of 5 stars

  • Liz

    As a Preschool Music Teacher and Educator, I am lucky to share in reading books with children each day. 'Kitty and I' is interesting and helps us learn about emotions and the role of an assistant dog. It is a wonderfully visually engaging book that captivates the children! This book is often requested at reading time.

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