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Book Review: Changing Places

Changing Places

Changing Places by Anne K. Edwards is a delightful children’s book with a classic storyline. The artwork by Dasguptarts is wonderful as well, and adds dimension to the book.

Whiskers the Cat sees a strange creature one day, and decides to investigate. Learning that the creature is a snake, Whiskers communicates with it and discovers they have some things in common. I thought it was cute how Whiskers “owns” his people.

“My people are obedient. They feed me canned food and sit down when I want to be held and they play with me too. They like silly games. But I play with them anyway. It doesn’t take much to keep them happy.”

Whiskers wonders if the snake would like to trade places with him for a day, and the snake agrees. After an adventure with numerous outdoor animals, Whiskers decides he’s got it much better inside the warm, cozy, safe house with his people. The snake agrees that he likes being outside better, so he finds a new home near the barn.

This story was well told, and even though it is short, it held my interest. I think kids of all ages will enjoy this book.

Changing Places, by Anne K. Edwards

Age level: 4-8

Price: $1.99

Pages: 14

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Changing Places. A black cat named Whiskers encounters a snake that has lost his home when he goes outside to see the world.

About the Author:  Anne K. Edwards enjoys writing tales for children when she’s not focusing on a mystery. Some stories are ideas taken from little misadventures of her cat who actually did fall off the porch and land on a large blacksnake as it was sunning itself. Both were more than a little surprised.

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