Saturday, March 7, 2015

The True Story of a Brave Bobblehead Cat Authored by Ruth Hartman Berge Illustrated by Ray Russotto


Betty Tales The True Story of a Brave Bobblehead Cat is a small book about an equally small cat with a big heart. The hero of the story is Betty, a little cat whose attitude says "I can do that!" Born with cerebellar hypoplasia, Betty found a home with the author and her family. Little did they know when they took her in that Betty would teach them about determination, persistence and acceptance. Written for a third grade reading level with delightful illustrations by artist, Ray Russotto, the book shares the lessons Betty's family has learned and teaches children and adults to overcome obstacles. Just as Betty learned to climb stairs, a major obstacle in her life, we all can learn to climb over obstacles in our own lives.

About the author: Ruth Hartman Berge is a native of Florida. While not primarily a writer of children's books, Ruth is a mother of two and as her children were growing up, searched for books that entertained her children as well as taught them important concepts. She has brought her skills as a writer, and her admiration of Betty's determination, to tell a story that needed to be told. She hopes that Betty's story inspires others to "climb those stairs!"