The illustrations (by David Roberts) are charming, colorful, and delightful. Being somewhat artistic myself, they were a large portion of what I loved about this book.
Dear Tabby features letters from a malcontented Tuxedo cat named "Boots" (who is a recurring letter writer to Tabby), a Basset Hound named "Manfred" searching for the key to happiness, "Pauline Parrot" who has a talking problem, a groundhog named "Guy" who is cracking under the pressure of having to predict the arrival of Spring, as well as a bevy of others who are all seeking Tabby's sage advice.
Just what advice did Tabby offer? Did "Manfred" find the key to happiness? You will have to read this one to find out! (Hint, always remember if you don't appreciate what you have in your life and what is around you already, you can guarantee there will be someone else who WILL!!)
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: "Carolyn Crimi is the author of numerous picture books, including BORIS AND BELLA, WHERE'S MY MUMMY? and DON'T NEED FRIENDS. She was born and raised on Long Island, New York. You can visit her online at www.carolyncrimi.com"
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR: David Roberts is the illustrator of A HOUSE CALLED AWFUL END (just to name a few). He was the runner-up for the prestigious Mother Goose Award for children's illustration.