Review! Sal Everybody’s Pal: Sal Finds a Forever Home by Diana Alvear

10 May

salpalSal Everybody’s Pal: Sal Finds a Forever Home
By Diana Alvear
Illustrated by Chandler Strange
44 pages – ages 6+
Published by Sal Pals – 2014

Synopsis- Sal is an older cat. He lives at an animal shelter with other cats. He’s been there for a long time. Everyone that comes in wants kittens. Today is visiting day. Will today be the day he finds his forever home?

What I Thought- This is a cute picture book about animal adoption. It points out that kittens get adopted quicker, and that most older pets are there longer. It is put in a simple way so younger kids can understand it well. The book is written more for older kids, but is a great read-aloud for younger kids. The illustrations are a warm watercolor that really makes you feel good inside. I like that this is a book about cat adoption – usually the ones I see are about dogs. The story has a happy ending, and will encourage kids to adopt animals that they will take care of.

I give this 5 out of 5 bookworms!fivebooks

14 Responses to “Review! Sal Everybody’s Pal: Sal Finds a Forever Home by Diana Alvear”

  1. yvettecarol May 10, 2015 at 11:15 pm #

    A nice way of introducing pet adoption to younger readers!


  2. julie rowan zoch May 11, 2015 at 12:11 am #

    Did you find this at an adoption center? I have a friend writing a similar book.


    • ThisKidReviewsBooks May 23, 2015 at 7:40 am #

      No, the illustrator sent me a copy to review. I can see it being at an animal shelter though. πŸ™‚


  3. Genevieve Petrillo May 11, 2015 at 6:06 am #

    I feel you, Sal. I was 3 years old when Mom adopted me. She said the word, “Too old. I want a 6 month old.” I taught her how wrong she was!

    Love and licks,


  4. Joanna May 11, 2015 at 8:47 am #

    Co cool that it is an older cat that gets adopted. I have been following two animal shelters for older pets on FB and they are so adorable.


  5. Darlene May 11, 2015 at 5:02 pm #

    I love htis book. We always adopted older cats and have never been sorry.


  6. Patricia Tilton May 12, 2015 at 5:49 pm #

    What a really great book. Love the focus on adopting older cats.


  7. Sue Morris @ KidLitReviews May 25, 2015 at 9:33 pm #

    A topic very close to my heart. Nice to see a book on the subject for kids.


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