Dog is Little Cat’s best friend…but soon she realizes that SHE may not be Dog’s best friend. Is she being LEFT OUT? What is so special about Mr. Fuzzby? He can’t possibly be a better friend than Little Cat…right?
Little Cat sets out on a mission to learn what makes Mr. Fuzzby tick. But what she discovers will surprise children and parents alike!
With relatable, child-like animal characters and comical illustrations, Little Cat Feels Left Out will engage and elate even the of youngest readers. Be prepared to read it again… and again!
Created by a mother and former teacher, this book quietly delves into the complex emotions of being a friend and feeling left out. While laughing at Little Cat’s antics, readers will make connections between choice and forgiveness in creating and maintaining real life friendships.
Targeted Age Group:: 4-8
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
As a mom and former High school teacher, I am keenly aware of how emotionally complex childhood friendships can be! Oftentimes children are unaware of their own feelings or possible options! In an effort to help, I wrote “Little Cat Feels Left Out” to initiate friendship and feelings conversations between students and adults. I would love to invite you to join my team, read, and share my book if you see it as a helpful resource!
Dog and Little Cat are the very best of friends. And one really great friend is all Little Cat really needs . . . but could it be that Dog needs more?
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Dori Durbin grew up most of her life in a small town in Michigan. After earning a BA in English and a secondary teaching certification, Dori taught high and middle school English and Science classes for ten years. She obtained her Master of Arts degree in Social work with an emphasis on Community Services.
After an illness, she switched gears and began her career as an certified personal trainer and fitness instructor. She also began to pursue her passion of being and artist and author. She currently still lives in Michigan with her amazingly smart and talented family: husband, son, daughter, three pleasantly pampered indoor cats, and her old Great Dane.
Dori teaches youth art and participates occasionally in art shows. She has additionally taken courses with Make Art that Sells (Lila Rogers), Story Teller Academy (Arree Chung), art classes, participates in a few of the gallery and special event shows the Little Blue Mushroom (Kristen Balouch). She hopes to continue to learn about writing and illustratio