Book reviews for Boots and Sam, A Story of Friendship
By Carol S. Hervin
Top Customer Reviews on Amazon:
A delightful read for young and old
By Sharon Thompson on September 30, 2016
My grandchildren and I have been anxiously awaiting this lovely sequel to Boots Finds a New Home. It does not disappoint!! Such an adorable story of how Boots responds to learning new things, and most of all, making new friends. My grandchildren are older now, so they’re reading this one themselves, but we still talk about the questions the author asks throughout.
To me, it’s one of the most endearing things about this lovely book. The author draws the children into the story by asking about their own lives, as they relate to Boots’ experiences. It gives me a chance to connect with them in a quiet reflective way. Stimulating thought provoking conversation about real life, like realizing that we can enjoy friends that do not look like us, or like all the same things … and they may be better at some things than we are, but we can still have fun together. Lots of good food for thought for little minds …. and for us big kids too!
The value of friendship is truly esteemed
By Susan Haddad on August 31, 2016
This is a delightful story that allow the readers to ponder important questions about friendship, such as: How do I make a friend? How can I be a friend? What makes friendship grow? It is refreshing to have friendship skills reviewed, especially through the gentle kind, trusting relationship of these two unique and charming cats. Three cheers for “Boots & Sam!”
Lovely and enchanting
By Tricia Anderson on September 12, 2016
I just read both of your books on “Boots”. They are quite lovely and enchanting. I like the parallels you draw, to point the child experiencing the books, to the positive reinforcements in “feelings” and friendships. Very good, well done. In addition to the darling stories, the artwork is beautifully done. I may get more books at a later date for Christmas presents. The books are so darling I don’t think they are going to leave my book collection soon.
This is a great story for elementary students to read to their younger Kindergarten or preschool book buddies at school
By Kathy Norquist on August 4, 2016
Preschool and Kindergarten children love this story about the cat Boots and his new friend Sam! The two cats have lots of adventures together. As their friendship grows they learn to enjoy and respect each other’s differences. The children are very interested in the cat’s adventures together as they become friends. Reading the story also provides a good opportunity to talk with children about how to be a good friend, how to make new friends, and how to appreciate diversity in friends.
Author Carol Hervin tells the story in an engaging way from the point of view of Boots. The illustrations are very attractive, colorful, and expressive, too. This is a great story for elementary students to read to their younger Kindergarten or preschool book buddies at school. I am looking for a cute black and white stuffed cat to bring with me when I read this story to my preschool and Kindergarten classes.
A great read even for grandma
By Amazon Customer on June 30, 2016
This book is a wonderful way to introduce friendship to my grandchildren. It highlights the value of the friends in our lives and the value we have in our friend’s lives. We don’t have to all look alike, or think alike. Our friends show us different ways to see the world around us. Great fun, and a good read even for grandma! Keep writing Carol!
The 2nd in the series of my little girls FAVORITE book about Boots this adorable little kitty
By Amy Nelson on July 11, 2016
This is the 2nd in the series of my little girls FAVORITE book about Boots this adorable little kitty….but more than a cute story it taught my girls about making new friends. It helped my oldest (4 yr old) get brave to make new friends at her pre-school – we love the book, we ready both books several times a week and highly recommend it!
I love these books
By Eileen Babula
I love these books, They are in homes of my friends & families, what great gifts. Beautiful pictures and wonderful stories with great lessons and a time for input by children.
Beautiful book about friendship!
By Amazon Customer on June 24, 2016
Boots and Sam is my two-year-old’s favorite book right now and she asks to read it almost every night. She loves meeting all the animals with Boots and really responds to the questions the author has included in the story. This is a fun story that helps families discuss friendship and diversity. I am sure Boots and Sam will be a favorite for a long time.
By Bonnie Alvord on June 28, 2016
Love the second book in this series. Can’t wait for the next one. I enjoy how she incorporates thought provoking questions into the story. Kids of all ages will enjoy this.
Author Carol Hervin’s continuing saga of Boots is very enjoyable …
By Bob Kelly June 26, 2016
Author Carol Hervin’s continuing saga of Boots is very enjoyable. It has aged boots a little and makes him more playful especially with his new friend Sam. Can’t wait to read more adventure’s of Boots the Cat.
So impressed by your writing
By Susan July, 2016
The book launch party was wonderful and I LOVE THE BOOK. Carol, I was a Reading Specialist for both Highline and Seattle School Districts and I am so impressed by your writing. I especially enjoy the ways you engage kids with the interactive questions. Bless you, Susan.
Book reviews for Boots Finds A New Home
By Carol S. Hervin
By Sharon Thompson
This book is so precious. My grandchildren (4 and 6) love it! The illustrations are so expressive that even before we read it, they commented about the kitty’s emotions. In a day with so much intensive action coming at the kids, it is a breath of fresh air to sit and read this together. The author’s questions along the way help them make it real in their own lives. When they heard that the author lives in the area, they asked if they could go meet Boots. Such a sweet addition to any grandma’s library. We’re sure hoping to hear more about Boots’ adventures.
This is a wonderful book for children with great interaction
By Laura Burt
This is a wonderful book for children with great interaction. Love the colorful, artistic illustrations and the story as told by Boots, is warming. My grandchildren are thoroughly enjoying Boot’s story.
Great read aloud book for young children
By Kathy Norquist
I purchased “Boots” as a gift for my young grandchildren, but before I got it mailed to them, I read it to several 5 and 6 year old children. They loved the engaging story about the kitten, Boots, and the beautiful illustrations. The story is about Boots finding and adapting to his new home. The story includes questions to help the children reading the book to interact with the story. Children who love cats or other animals will enjoy this story. I think it would be a good story to read to young children who just welcomed a new pet into their family, or children who are adapting to a new home themselves, as well.
Great Story and Illustrations
By Paula Marks
Carol’s book about this darling little kitten is very well written and Illustrated. It’s a great teaching tool to read and interact with your children. My grandkids are going to Love it! I’m sure it will be a book that we’ll read over and over again.
Wonderful Children’s Book – must have for your kids!
By Amy Nelson
Boots Finds a New Home is a delightful story that will keep your children entertained and wanting to hear more about Boots, the adorable kitten who the book is about. The book is very well written and story line interacts with the reader. The illustrations are excellent, very well done. You feel apart of the story with each new colorful page.
My children love listening to the story about “Boots” and ask to hear about her each night. Now they want to find a home for a cat just like Boots did. Highly recommend it!
Sweet and great for kids and adults alike…very easy reading and interesting…good enough to read over and over…
By Cheri Booher
This is a book well worth purchasing…my grandkids loved reading it…more than once even!! The illustrations are very well done and the whole book is most inviting all the way through.. I rate it high and looking forward to her next book and story about Boots!!
Boots Finds a New Home
By Jodi Clark
I adore this book!! Boots finds a home is such a cute story and your kids will want to read it over and over like mine do. Boots Finds a home is one of the best Bedtime story’s out there and its one of those books you will keep long after your kids are grown.
I absolutely love this book!
By Bonnie Alvord
As an Elementary School teacher I’m always looking for something to read my class that would engage them, provoke thought, and help them open up. I have a class of special needs children ranging from Autism to emotionally challenged and I read “Boots Finds a New Home” to them and found it to be very engaging, creative, and well illustrated. I particularly loved the questions asked throughout the book. Simple questions that helped my class open up and share their own feelings. I found that each of my students related to Boots in their own special way. By the time to story was over they had fallen in love with Boots saying, “No, we want more Boots. What did Boots do next?”. We cannot wait until the next adventure is released. I encourage every parent, teacher, babysitter, and daycare to add this book to their library for children of all ages.
Kudos for Boots
By Susan Haddad
The initial presentation of the new children’s book, “Boots Finds a New Home”, can be summed up in one word: DELIGHTFUL! The story line, written in the first person of “Boots”, makes you feel like you have known this charming and precocious little kitten all along and brings you right into its personal life. The story is interactive, so reader and child have a time to communicate, ask and answer questions…which is a very nice addition. The pictures are colorful, bright and cheery; very pleasing to the eye. Each page has a glossy finish, making them easy to turn and nice for smaller hands to touch! We read this book to our 5 year old nephew and he was captivated. I highly recommend this children’s book.
Great book and illustrations!
By Min Wang
Boots Finds a New Home is a great story about a lost kitten who finds a heart-warming family. The words and illustrations show the kitten’s struggles, like climbing up the stairs, and love for the family. On each page, the author asks you questions that make you think about your own life. My child really loved this book, especially the illustrations. There are so many details in the drawings, like the yarn balls on page 17. I bet many children will love this book.
Purr-fect Storytime Book
Cute story! It is perfect for snuggling up with your youngster for story time. As a mother and teacher, I love that the author includes natural questions to encourage the child to relate to, and share his or her own experience, while in the story the frightened kitten finds a secure and loving home.
She likes to find other black cats to see if they look like boots
By Rexan Brooks
I got this as a gift for when my son was born. My 5 year old daughter loves to have books read to her. She enjoys this book and boots the cat. She likes to find other black cats to see if they look like boots.