In his book, A Lesson My Cat Taught Me, author Saul Weber tells the story of how a cat teaches a young girl about tolerance, acceptance, and friendship. Jennifer is a young girl who lives with her mother and a Maine Coon cat named Mr. Tickles.
Jennifer plays and takes care of Mr. Tickles. She misses him when she is at school, and talks to her mother about adopting a second cat to keep Mr. Tickles company when she is away. That’s where Uno comes in, a one-eyed cat that Jennifer and her mom find on the street. Uno is quite affectionate and bonds with Jennifer almost immediately by rubbing against her legs.
Jennifer convinces her mom to bring Uno home. Mr. Tickles and Uno get along and despite Uno only having one eye, Jennifer learns that her disability doesn’t stop her from being a normal cat–playing, jumping, purring, etc.
Jennifer knows that Uno is a remarkably wonderful cat with a handicap that doesn’t hold her back. That lesson carries over to school when Jennifer meets a new student in a wheelchair. The friendship between Jennifer and her new friend are the heart of this book.
Saul’s book is geared for children ages 4 through 8; parents will enjoy it too. It retails on Amazon and at Createspace for $6.95. A Lesson My Cat Taught Me is illustrated by Nancy Lepri.