About: Ginger and Moe and the Incredible Coincidence is a children’s picture book written by Linda DeFruscio-Robinson. This book will be published on 3/7/2017 by Brown Books Kids, 49 pages. This book was illustrated by Derita Finchum. See below for more information about the author.Synopsis from Goodreads:
Brother-and-sister cats Ginger and Moe have a perfect little family with their owners, Linda and Greg. Over time, however, Linda becomes allergic to her two cats. When her doctor tells her that her allergies will not get better as long as Ginger and Moe live with her, she’s heartbroken and wonders what will happen to the cats now. Will Ginger and Moe ever find another loving home? It doesn’t seem likelyuntil something incredible happens. Ginger and Moe and the Incredible Coincidence is a heartwarming true story that offers lessons about love, sacrifice, and the nature of fate. It takes a clear and sensitive approach to teaching young readers about allergies and serves as a powerful reminder that every challenge comes with the opportunity to find a creative solution.
My Experience: I read Ginger and Moe and the Incredible Coincidence for my 5 year-old on 12/1/16 and finished it that same night. I read this book as his bedtime story. We both liked this book a lot. We liked the illustrations but was disappointed that they were not colored in like the cover of the book. Despite that, we both enjoyed the story and the families that came into contact with Ginger and Moe and how they ended up loving and caring for the cats. I like that the author talks about giving the cats a bath, taking them to the veterinarian, and making sure to keep them together when finding them a new home. I also like that the author gives definitions to words that kids may not understand. One thing some of us may not know that when the cat is 12 years old, that they are actually really old in cat age. If the author could include a short conversion to human age, my kid could understand it better. Overall, it is still a great book and I highly recommend everyone to read to their children before they sleep. It’s an incredible story to show how much kindness people share towards their pets.
Pro: cute cover, definitions to big words, loving & caring toward the cats, big font, great illustrations
Con: lack of colors to the pictures inside the book, lack of cat info on age
I rate it 4.5 stars!
About the Author: Linda DeFruscio (Obtained from her website).
Linda is a lifelong author who enjoys writing for both children and adults. Ginger and Moe and The Incredible Coincidence, her first children’s book, was published by Brown Books Kids in 2016. Her memoir, Cornered: Dr. Richard J. Sharpe as I Knew Him, was published by Twilight Times Books in 2015. She is currently completing two additional (adult/nonfiction) titles.
Linda is the founder of A & A Laser, Electrolysis & Skin Care Associates, in Newtonville, Massachusetts. She has been practicing electrolysis, laser hair removal and skin care for over thirty-five years.
Linda is considered an expert in her field. She has treated thousands of clients from all over the United States. Her business has received many local community awards. Her articles on skin care and hair removal have been published in many national and international journals.
Linda is a registered and licensed electrologist (and educator and instructor of electrology), master barber, aesthetician, and certified laser hair removal expert. She graduated from Tufts and Northeastern University.
Linda’s hobbies, most of which she enjoys with her husband Greg, include tennis, bowling, long walks, time near the ocean, and quiet time at home. She loves Sudoku puzzles and great books. She is avid observer and makes notes, many of which wind up in her books, everywhere she goes. She and her husband have three adult sons and five grandchildren.
Linda is available to visit libraries, bookstores and book clubs to read from and/or talk about either of her books. She is also available to visit classrooms to read from and discuss Ginger and Moe and the Incredible Coincidence. She also makes appearances via Skype. Please see her Contact page.
***Disclaimer: Many thanks to Brown Books Kids for the opportunity to read and review. My opinions are honest.