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'Mimi and Maty to the Rescue': A book for kids of all ages
New kids' ebook combines an awesome story with a winning cause. Oh, and it's totally free.
Fri, Aug 12, 2011 at 02:00 PM
Need a little inspiration? Then this book, "Mimi and Maty to the Rescue!" is for you. "Mimi and Maty" is based on the story of real-life animal rescuer and advocate, Mimi Ausland — the young eco-kid who founded a website to help provide food for shelter pets (freekibble.com
) at age 11 — and her trusty 3-legged sidekick, Maty.
The book has all of the attributes of a great kids' book: spunky leading character (Mimi); fun, lovable sidekick (Maty); easy to hate protagonists (Icky Vicky and her brother Dicky) — and topped off with a bona fide mystery mission. In and of itself, the story is great and one you'll love sharing with your kids. My 8-year-old has now found her mission in life — animal rescuer! And she has already started a journal of her exploits just like the main character.
Plus, it's an ebook, so it's about as green as it gets.
But by far the best part about "Mimi and Maty" is the book's overall mission. For every download, freekibble.com will donate an additional meal to an animal shelter. Oh, and did I mention that the book is totally free? A free book for your kids and more food for animals in need. It just doesn't get any better than that.
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