Tuesday, November 12, 2019

London is calling! KeeKee’s Big Adventures in London (Story by Shannon Jones, Illustrations by Casey Uhelski) is coming!

"London is calling! Buckle up and get ready to explore in KeeKee’s Big Adventures in London, the 5th picture book in the award-winning series!!! " The book is coming on NOVEMBER 19th!

What? You don't know who KeeKee is? KeeKee is the adorable and adventurous calico kitty who travels the world in her hot air balloon. She's been to Paris, Rome, ( I am honored to say that KeeKee included a line from my review: "Vibrant, colorful and bursting with PURRsonality!" it appears on the back cover of "KeeKee's Big Adventures in Rome, Italy" ), KeeKee has also been to Athens, and Amsterdam and Cody and I have been lucky enough to join her! (Well, in a matter of speaking, we have featured ALL of KeeKee's travels on our blog and if you click on each of those cities mentioned above  you can see our posts!).

Now KeeKee's adventures have taken her to London, England!! 

There is a formula to each of the books in the KeeKee's Big Adventure series  that makes the series a wonderful learning tool for children and adults alike and KeeKee's Big Adventures in London, England follows the same fun, enriching and educational formula:

1) KeeKee makes new friends
in KeeKee's Big Adventures in London, England KeeKee's tour guide is, (get ready, this is hilarious!) Willamb Sheepspeare !!!!!  She also meets "the lady in the big blue hat" who I could swear is none other than Queen Elizabeth!
Enjoying a proper British Tea Party

2) KeeKee learns new words/sayings in the language of the places that she is visiting--in the back of each book is a handy guide that shows the proper way to pronounce the words that are featured.
The London book features words such as, "hark" (old-fashioned word for "listen."), "good dawning" (from Shakespeare's time, "good morning".), and I learned that the word "circus" as in Piccadilly Circus actually refers to a traffic circle! I never knew that!

3) KeeKee eats YUMMY food
oh yes!! In London KeeKee feasted on Bubble and Squeak, (boiled potatoes and cabbage), Teacakes (light sweet buns with dried fruits), and scones (small biscuit-like cakes). YUM!!

4) KeeKee visits super cool places! There is always a super-cool map of all of the places that were visited in each book
Hopping a double-decker bus outside Shakespeare’s Globe Theater.

As always, the illustrations by Casey Uhelski are charming and delightful! (I love how there are little tidbits that adults are sure to get a chuckle out of that are placed in some of the illustrations, so much fun!) The illustrations are sure to engage the little ones and are wonderful discussion starters for adults reading the book to children.

From the Publisher:Join KeeKee, the globe-trotting calico kitty, on her latest brilliant adventures in London. Along with her friend Willamb Sheepspeare, she whisks readers through the majesty of England’s capital city—from Big Ben to Buckingham Palace to a proper English tea. (Pass the scones, please!)
Explorers big and small will have a jolly good time trying out fun British expressions, peeking into royal culture, and navigating London’s beautiful streets on a double-decker bus.  
KeeKee’s Big Adventures in London arrives just in time for the holidays—the perfect for kids and families who are ready to soar and explore!

Pre-Order currently available for customers: kkba-london-book $16.99 (also available on Amazon)

Be sure to get your copy today!! "Cheerio" dear furiends!!!

Shannon Jones, Author

For Shannon, her love of travel began at a young age. It opened her eyes and ears to the world. As a grownup, living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, with her husband Paul and kitty KeeKee, the idea for KeeKee’s Big Adventures was born. After twenty years in the marketing field, Shannon is launched on her new adventures, following her passion for writing and excited to be helping kids in their quest for learning and discovery. She lives in Sarasota, Florida.

Casey Uhelski, Illustrator

Casey graduated with honors from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in illustration. As a little girl, she loved books, doodling, and daydreaming. She’s never outgrown these early enthusiasms, and has happily gone on to pursue a career as a children’s book illustrator. She lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee.


  1. That is a very sweet book and a lovely promotional video. The rain on the front cover made me smile, very British.

    1. Coming from YOU dear furiends your comment is extra special indeed because you KNOW!!!!! It IS a darling book. I am gifting mine to my granddaughter :)

  2. We won the one about Amsterdam on your site a while back, and it was super cute!

    1. omg I forgot that! You are right, the entire series is precious and an award-winning series to boot!

  3. Those illustrations are wonderful and such a fun series!

  4. How fun. I get many books like this for my great granddaughter.

    Have a purrfect day, Cody. My best to your brother and your wonderful mom. ♥♥♥

    1. you should check into the entire series, Shannon's series has won a number of awards and the books are ALL darling!! xoxo

  5. What a darling book! Would make a great holiday present for kids/adults of any age.

  6. I need to get that for my great niece.

  7. That looks like a lovely book serie ! Purrs

  8. This looks sooooo cute!

    Hi Caren. Hi Cody:)