Sunday, November 13, 2016

Review: Purrball Meets Burrball in Brazil by Anne Zoet

Every once in a while a children's book falls across my to read pile and it is refreshing. As someone who is typically reading novels, it is always a great change of pace when I can read a quick story that even reminds me of the books I read while growing up.

When I heard about Purrball Meets Burrball in Brazil, it sounded like a book that I would've read growing up. My parents were always buying great children's books that featured cats. The first book I ever read on my own was a book about a cat!

Purrball Meets Burrball in Brazil is a wonderful children's book by Anne Zoet. It tells the story of Darryl and his cat Purrball, who move to Brazil. But something goes horribly wrong, Purrball gets separated from his family during an earthquake. 

Purrball meets a sloth who he names Burrball, who shows him around. Purrball had his mom's phone and cord attached around his leg, and he realizes Burrball's sloth toes were better to type with than cat paws!

Purrball and Burrball go on an adventure, trying to reunite Purrball with his family. They had to charge the phone at a coffee shop! Without giving the story away, there is a happy ending

Purrball Meets Burrball in Brazil was an engaging and adorable story, that will land with young readers. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and highly recommend it to everyone with young kids.

Visit to find out about more adventures of Purrball and Burrball -- as well as finding drawings, mazes and download-able coloring pages!

Buy on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

Author Anne Zoet is a freelance creative directior for both technology giants and countless startups in the Silicon Valley. Her passions are art, words, travel, the environment and animals - all of which came together naturally in the creation of Purrball Meets Burrball in Brazil. In addition to her human family, Zoet shares her home with three domestic cats (though sometimes she wonders if they're not just a bit wild). 

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Exciting Top Cat Blogger News!

When I started my blog, it was supposed to be a chronicle of fostering Piper and her kittens. When she lost her kittens, I did not think I would be able to continue blogging because I was so distraught. However, nursing Piper back to health became my new occupation and I soon realized there was plenty to write about. 

That was March 2011, and now it is November 2016 - over five years later and still writing! Fostering and rescuing Piper changed the course of my life in better ways that I could have imagined. I've attended numerous conferences, workshops and have truly started my writing career.

So, it is such an honor to share with you that Sandpiper Cat Blog was selected as a Top 50 Cat Blogger by Thoroughly Reviewed.

In the same week, Sandpiper Cat Blog also was picked 87/100 for Feedspot's Top 100 Cat Blog! According to Feedspot, these are the top 100 cat blogs on the planet, wow!

Feedspot ranked the blogs based on:

  • Google reputation & Google search ranking
  • Influence on Facebook, Twitter & other social media sites
  • Quality and consistency of posts
  • Feedspot's editorial team and expert review

Sandpiper Cat Blog is honored to be on the Top 50 and Top 100 lists of Cat Bloggers and we are excited to share this title with many of our cat blogging friends. It has become a wonderful and supportive community and we are so very thankful.