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It’s Raining Katz and Dogs (plus a three-prize giveaway!)

Posted by lindamartinandersen on October 17, 2016

This book sounds hard to resist if you’re a cat or dog person or love magic. That’s a big audience, I would think.

Writing for Kids (While Raising Them)

by Maria Gianferrari


The Katz is out of the bag!! Tomorrow’s the book birthday of my latest picture book, OFFICER KATZ & HOUNDINI: A TALE OF TWO TAILS, illustrated by Danny Chatzikonstantinou. Aladdin gets extra points for fitting two very long surnames on its spine!


Since the blog tour’s kicking off right here at Writing for Kids (While Raising Them), I thought I’d celebrate its release with a sneak peek at some of my favorite images from the book.

There are two kinds of magic in the book. The first is a kind of practical magic. Officer Katz is an inventor. This is his most prized and pawsome invention, the Katzapult:


Houndini’s magic is more elusive. Like his namesake, Houdini, he’s an escape artiste, practiced in the art of disappearance. I love his exuberance as he bursts out of a box here:

Officer Katz and Houndini have sidekicks, Deputy Catbird…

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6 Responses to “It’s Raining Katz and Dogs (plus a three-prize giveaway!)”

  1. looks like a very fun book!

  2. Congratulations, Maria! vI will be looking for this book for my 2nd grade grandson. The language is challenging and the illustrations are fabulous. Great cahracters. I look forward to purchasing this book. Best wishes.

  3. Looks like a great book, Linda. I hit the stars at the top to give you five stars but my finger slipped and hit four stars. All your post are five stars. ❤️

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