Mr Bo Book Review and Giveaway

I adopted a cat 19 years ago, Pixel. I went to our local animal shelter and picked out the cutest little orange furball. This was the second time I adopted a cat there and a few months later I adopted another.

I have never really liked the idea of getting an animal from pet store, unless it’s a fish or hamster. There are so many cats and dogs available for adoption, it only makes sense to me to get one form the local shelter.

There a book available called Mr Bo finds a new Home and a new Name. It’s a great little book for children. It’s told in the cat’s point of view. As soon I recieved it, my daughter said read it, read it. She and I throughlly enjoyed this.

Mr Bo is a cat in an animal shelter waiting and waiting for the right person to come in and adopt him. He sees a perfect man and makes sure to give this man all of his attention. He meows just right and makes sure to really put on a good show. When the man leaves to think about making the right choice, adopting a cat, Mr Bo is disappointed. Then the man comes back to get Mr Bo and take hime to his new home.

We will be adoptng another cat or maybe a dog in the next few months, as I had to put down my little Pixel last weekend. This is a great book for children. It teaches the importance of animal adoption.

This is a true story and a picture of Mr Bo is above.

Here’s what a licensed professional counselor wrote about this heartwarming book, written for children in the early elementary years:

“Parents and teachers will fall in love with Timothy Battle’s main character, Mr. Bo, especially for the critical life skills he models for children — maintaining perseverance, overcoming rejection, bolstering self when dejected, and the transitory nature of defeat.”
The book is widely available, sold at, Barnes and Noble, and other stores.

I have a copy to giveaway to one Mommy Has to Work reader. To enter leave a comment telling me why you want to win.

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Giveaway ends April 3rd at 9:00pm EST. Open to US and Canada. I recieved a copy of this book to faciclitate this review. This did not affect my opinion, my opinions are my own.


I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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  1. rubynreba says

    I would like to win this for my granddaughter. She loves cats and loves to go to Animal Shelters to look at them even though she knows she can't get any more! (She has two!)

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  5. kerismommy says

    I would like to win this for my daughter. She loves her two cats she adopted

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    Email subscribr

  7. I would like to win it for my youngest kid.

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  9. Carrie Phelps says

    As a lifelong cat lover & brought my three year old grandson on his first fund raising drive this past Fall, we raised $250.00 for our local shelter. This tradition of raising money for our shelter will be one we will do EVERY year. It's important to me that my grandchildren understand animal shelters. I want to win so I can read to them a cats point of view being in that shelter!

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  14. I would love to win this for my 5 year old granddaughter. She is just learning to read and I think this would be a book that would encourage her to want to read it since she loves animals.

  15. I Like Mr Bo on Facebook. (Dianne B-T)

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  20. Linda Kish says

    I am a pet lover and a firm believer in animal adoption.

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  21. I would like to win because I think this would be a great book to share with my students and also because I am a huge animall lover.
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  25. My daughter loves cats, a new book would be a special treat

  26. I like Mr. Bo on FB

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  30. Raven In A Blue Room says

    I would like to win we just love pets and our cat is an adoptee too

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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  31. Raven In A Blue Room says

    I like MrBoBooks on facebook (Louis Here)

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    I tweeted your giveaway

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  37. Oh.. Its sad that I can't participate in this gveaway. I live overseas. But I'm definitely going to be checking this book out at Amazon, am sure my toddler will love it!

  38. I am a book collector and would love to add this to my collection!
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  41. AnneLoyd says

    I want to win because my daughter loves cats!

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  45. Lexigurl says

    I collect children's books and this one looks like it would be a lot of fun to read.
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  48. Tylerpants says

    Sounds like a sweet book my kids would enjoy..they adore animals! tylerpants(at)

  49. Tylerpants says

    I'm a MrBoBooks fan on Facebook (Lisa L). tylerpants(at)

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  52. Kimbuckjr says

    MANDATORY ENTRY: I want to WIN this giveaway really, really, really, really, really, really, really bad for my daughter. She is a HUGE cat lover and I just know she would truly LOVE this book!

  53. Kimbuckjr says

    I 'LIKE' MrBoBooks on Facebook. My Facebook ID: Kimberly Dunek-Buck.

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    I am a current email subscriber.

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  63. Cinderella10383 says

    I want to win this book to read to my son and also because we had a cat (identical to the one on the cover) who died the day I gave birth to our child we had him for 20 years.
    Jamie Brigham

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  70. I'd like to win to be able to read this book to my kids. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

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