I'm really excited to launch my next children's book - 'Bruce Goes Outside'! A lovely rhyming story about the adventures that await little kittens in the great outdoors, the book (written and illustrated by my mum!) is available for pre-order now.
Find out more on the Kickstarter website.
Here are some of my best photos of 2020 ... so far. Music by bensound.com.
I'm so excited to share the cover of my new book with you!
Bruce Goes Outside follows on from my first book, Bruce Finds A Home. Written by award-winning author Kathryn van Beek (my mum!) and designed by award-winning book designer Anna Egan-Reid, this book explores the adventures I've had in my garden, in rhyming verse suitable for 3 - 6 year olds.
Pre-sales will be available soon - watch this space!
Praise for Bruce Finds A Home:
"This is a wonderful addition to any child's bookshelf."
- NZ Booklovers
"This beautifully written story is sure to delight your children or grandchildren."
- Motorhomes, Caravans and Destinations
"It's a wonderful book, brilliantly illustrated - kids will absolutely adore this book."
- The Beach 106.3FM
Wow! I'm so excited that this Suzy Cato book review of Bruce Finds A Home was screened on TV2+1 today! Thank you TV2+1 for sharing these videos of kiwi kids reviewing books created by local authors. And thanks Abbey for your thoughtful review!
If you'd like your own copy of Bruce Finds A Home, you can order it through my website.
My next book, Bruce Goes Outside, is coming out later this year. Sign up to my mailing list to get exclusive updates and an invite to the book launch!
Breaking mews - pre-orders for my next book, Bruce Goes Outside, will be available soon!
Here are some exclusive photos taken earlier in the year that haven't been shared anywhere ... until now! These will not be shared on social media - they're a special treat for my website visitors.
Bruce the Cat, Dunedin’s most famous cat, will celebrate his third birthday on 3 November. To celebrate the milestone no one ever thought he would meet, Bruce is raising funds for local charity Cat Rescue Dunedin.
Bruce shot to internet stardom after being found on a footpath when he was just one day old. At first he was fed with a tiny syringe and then a little bottle as he was slowly nursed to health. In the meantime his story went viral online, and he now has 39K Facebook fans and 5K Instagram fans. He has even had a story book, Bruce Finds A Home, written about him!
In lieu of birthday presents Bruce is choosing to support local charity Cat Rescue Dunedin this year. Cat Rescue Dunedin is a registered charitable trust committed to the rescue and care of wild-born and abandoned cats and kittens. They rescue, rehabilitate, de-sex and re-home hundreds of cats and kittens each year.
“Not only does Cat Rescue Dunedin support cats and kittens in need – it also helps save native birds,” Bruce says. “Getting cats off the streets is great for the cats, and it’s great for wildlife too. I hope you’ll join me in supporting the tireless Cat Rescue volunteers in their work to make Dunedin a better place for vulnerable animals.”
After reaching his initial fundraising target of $300 in just two days, Bruce now hopes to raise $600 for Cat Rescue Dunedin - $200 for every year of his short but adventurous life.
The Givealittle fundraiser closes on 6 November.
Visit Bruce’s Givealittle page.
Photograph by Kalee Jackson.
WOW - my book Bruce Finds A Home is going to be part of the Little Landers Literature programme! Along with illustrator Robyn Belton (whose beautiful book The ANZAC Violin is in stores now), I'm going to be teaming up with The Highlanders to bring the joy of reading to Dunedin's children (well, mum is. She will probably leave me at home).
Visit the Otago Daily Times website to find out more about Little Landers Literature.
Hello, my name's Bruce. Mum found me when I was just one day old. She and my dad are keeping me warm and fed with help from my other new human friends.
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