The reviews are coming in for Adopting Adele, and fans are raving about a book they have declared “long overdue”!
We’re so excited for Adele and other rats like her who are oft-overlooked when it comes time for adoption. A big thanks to author Heather Leughmyer and illustrator April Pedersen for raising awareness on their behalf.
From a Librarian:
Five Stars from Lynn S.: “As a children’s librarian and pet rat lover, I can’t say enough good things about this book. Children will love the rhyming verse and sympathize with Adele’s plight. The story accurately describes these incredible, misunderstood creatures. It is a perfect read-aloud for kids from 3 and up. I will be using it in my preschool and elementary storytimes. A big thank you goes out to Ms. Leughmyer for a truly wonderful book.”
From fellow rat-pack fans:
Five Stars, from Jenny L. Branhamon: “This book is so great! It’s a fantastic way to introduce people to pet rats. The story is so sweet, and the artwork amazing. Well done! (And about time!😉)”
Five Stars, from Jim Piatekon: “A great book. At first you feel sorry for Adele, but when she is adopted, you feel happy for her. I highly recommend this book not only for kids but for everyone who loves rats, dogs, cats or any other fur friends. Lovely book to share with a child.”
Five Stars, from Laura: “Wonderful book to read to a child. Both the text and the illustrations are whimsical and charming. BTW I also recommend rats as pets. Like this ebook, they are sweet; I too had rats when I was a child.”
About the Book:
Meet Adele, a gorgeous little white rat who dreams of a home of her own. Yet every day in the shelter she’s passed over, met with looks of disgust from parents telling their children “it’s just a filthy rat.”
Yet they couldn’t be further from the truth. Written by author Heather Leughmyer in a beautifully singsong prose, this book is sure to change hearts and minds about this oft-overlooked companion. The verse is accompanied by 13 full-color illustrations by artist April Pedersen, and includes a children’s activity section at the back.
From the book: In a shelter Adele lingered in a cage made of glass, where she patiently waited as people walked past. With delicate ears she listened each day, to the mewing of kittens and puppies at play. Curiously twitching her pretty pink nose, she sat groomed to perfection from whiskers to toes. Her tiny eyes glistened like two glossy stones, yet still, sweet Adele would remain all alone.
Dogs were adopted, people cooed over cats. Even hamsters found homes; why not a nice rat?
Perfect for childhood reading for ages 4 and up, Adopting Adele promotes a happier world for all our animal friends. Who Chains You Books is dedicated to helping our planet’s companions and wildlife and all who advocate on their behalf.