What a purrrfect book launch it was at Dunedin's University Bookshop today! I was too busy napping to attend personally, but my stand-ins (the knitted toys pictured in the middle photo above) did a great job.
Bruce Finds A Home is now available in all good bookshops. You can also buy it online here:
I had a pawsome Auckland book launch at The Dorothy Butler Book Shop last Sunday! I'm looking forward to the Dunedin launch at The University Book Shop this Saturday 17 February at 10.30am (all welcome). But where can you get my book if you don't live in Auckland or Dunedin? Well, you can get it at all good New Zealand bookshops ... and you can also buy it online! Too easy! Here are the stockists I'm currently aware of:
And of course you can buy it on this website (just click 'shop' on the top right).
There will be TWO book launches for Bruce Finds A Home in February 2018 - one in Auckland and one in Dunedin (New Zealand) .
Bruce Finds A Home: Auckland book launch
11am, Sunday 11 February
Dorothy Butler Children's Bookshop
1 Jervois Road, Ponsonby
Join the event on Facebook.
Bruce Finds A Home: Dunedin book launch
10.30am, Saturday 17 February
UBS (University Book Shop)
378 Great King Street, North Dunedin
Join the event on Facebook.
Both events are free, and everyone is welcome to attend.
At both launches, free activities for kids will include colouring-in and face-painting. And of course, copies of the book will be signed and pawtographed.
Well this is exciting - these are advance copies of the #Brucethecat book Bruce Finds A Home!
Thank you so much to Mary Egan Publishing who have done such a brilliant job on the production, and of course to all our Kickstarter backers - we literally couldn't have done this without you!
We're on track to send our books to backers in November as promised. If you didn't pre-order a copy, don't worry - they'll be available for sale through my website a bit later (I'll be sure to let you know when).
Thanks for your support everyone!
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When I was a tiny kitten George Takei beamed me up by featuring my story on his Facebook page. I've gone on to become a huge George fan, and today I'm boldly going where no cat has gone before... revealing the top five similarities between George Takei and me, Bruce the Cat.
1. Let's start with the most obvious one. We're both incredibly handsome.
2. We both look great in costume. (The trouble with Tiddles is that I don't really enjoy wearing my one.)
3. We're known for our expressive paws.
4. We're both pleasing in plaid. (Resistance is futile!)
5. And most importantly of all, we both stick up for what we believe in. (One of us is slightly more focused on human rights and the other one is slightly more focused on cat rights. I'll let you try to figure out who is who.)
Another similarity between us is that we've both written books! You can find out more about George's books here, and more about my book here and below.
You are invited to enter the Bruce the Cat colouring competition! There are two categories and the winner of each will win great prizes.
Download the colouring in page here:
Colouring in page - PDF
Colouring in page - jpeg
How to enter
To enter, simply download the PDF or jpeg of the colouring in page (above). You can either colour it in by hand or use your computer. Once you're done, scan or photograph your handiwork and share it on my Facebook page Facebook.com/Brucethekitten and use the hashtag #Brucethecatbook. (If you're not sure how to do that, you can email your finished copy to me.)
There are two age categories:
(A) 0 - 11 years old
(B) 12 - 112 years old
Make sure you specify which category you are in when you enter.
This competition is open to anyone, anywhere in the world, and you can enter as many times as you like.
The competition closes at midnight on Monday 19 June.
The winner of each category will be able to choose the item of their choice from my shop (see examples below).
Over the past week I've been advising mum on the cover of the children's book about my life. This is what we've come up with so far!
Mum's been writing a children's book about me!
The children's book is a fictionalised account of how I was found. In the book it is a young girl called Kate who finds me and takes me home. The illustrations are based on real places in my new home town, Dunedin.
Mum has finally finished all the pictures!
The images are currently being scanned, and I am advising mum on a publishing plan, and a Kickstarter funding plan, as we speak!
Excuse all the exclamation marks, but it is very exciting.
Stay tuned for updates!
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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