Children's Book Review: Inspector Dewey Review and Book Tour Prize Giveaway

With four cats and a dog in our house; we have always been drawn toward books about animals.   Our girls especially love books about cats!  What did we think of the latest book from Kristen Heimerl, Inspector Dewey?

Quick Summary of Inspector Dewey: My name is Dewey--Inspector Dewey. I live in the big green house on Hampshire Avenue with my family: Thumper, Lily, and Anna. I am the Big Cat—responsible for keeping everyone safe and in order. I do this quite well, in spite of the fact that managing my family is like, well, herding cats!

Mostly our life is peaceful. But one night it wasn’t. That was the night the bad guy showed up on our block. Of course, I knew exactly how to outsmart the outlaw, but—miserable mullet!—would Anna and the police understand my instructions?

To find out how the adventure ended, you’ll have to read my book. But I’ll give you a hint: there’s a reason I’m called Inspector Dewey.

Inspector told by the Inspector himself. The girls and I loved that the story was told from the cat's perspective. As Heimerl moved the characters through the story; we found ourselves comparing the book's cats' personalities and individual "voices" to our own family of cats. It was easy to imagine our own cats sharing the story!

Irene Bofill creates whimsical illustrations. The illustrations flowed and connected from page to page--with starry skies and expression filled faces. The images helped set the mood and tone of the story. It was fun to find the cats on the various page and talk about their personalities and emotions.

Would I recommend Inspector Dewey by Kristen Heimerl? Cat lovers will enjoy this book. The author does a wonderful job depicting the cats in this story and capturing their cat-like personalities. The story is fun, easy to read, and enjoyable for family story time. I would certainly recommend it for younger elementary aged cat lovers!

Buy the book:   Amazon  ~  Barnes and Noble

**Fifty percent of the profits from the sale of this book will fund veterinary care for pets whose families are in financial need, so that the animals can remain in their homes and out of the shelter system. Visit to learn more about the author and this endeavor.


About the Author:

Marketing Officer, Strategy Expert, Innovator and Brand Builder, Kristen’s business career spans 20+ years serving the biggest brands in industry and the biggest hearts of start-ups and entrepreneurs. Kristen revels in bringing compelling products and services to life and helping leaders and individuals with big dreams realize their big goals.

Kristen’s life joys include her 2+ year obsession creating the most beautiful self-published picture book possible, the breathtaking forests and lakes of her Minnesota birthplace, the family that really does love her no matter what, and her three magnificent Norwegian Forest Cats who together, with Kristen, helped catch the bad guy on their block that inspired her upcoming book (stake out and high speed chase included!)

She holds a master of science in eCommerce from Carnegie Mellon University, an MBA from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management, and a BA from the University of St. Thomas. As the great transformer in her life, Kristen supports others’ education and literacy as an adjunct professor of business and strategy and, more recently, through her children’s book, Inspector Dewey (Available September 2015).

In addition, you can read more about Kristen’s work at

Connect with Kristen:   Website  ~   Facebook Author  ~   Facebook Inspector Dewey  

Enter to win an Inspector Dewey Book Tour Prize!

a Rafflecopter giveaway Prizes: ​ 1) 1 of 10 copies of Inspector Dewey (International) or 2) 1 of (4) $20 Amazon gift cards (international) or 3) 5 books to the literacy non profit, library or school of your choice (USA only) or 4) $100 payable for vet visit for family/pet in need (USA only) The prizes for this book tour are awarded and fulfilled by the book tour's promotional team--not by our website team.

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  1. Thank you sincerely for the opportunity to share Inspector Dewey with your family and friends. The most amusing part about writing the book was developing the little kitty characters and voices. Oh, what fun I had bringing their distinctive personalities to life! Little people, those kitties are, aren't they? My guys would be so pleased to know that their voices sparked conversations among friends. Here's to you, storytelling and fuzzy friends!

  2. Because it's a cute book,and i know my niece would love to read it

  3. Sounds like a good book for kids who love cats! Thanks for sharing at the Kid Lit Blog Hop!

  4. wanna win for my niece! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  5. I would love to win this for my little grandson. He's a new reader but already reading at 3rd and 4th grade level.



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