Mimi and Maty to the Rescue!
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Available at www.mimiandmaty.com or through Amazon.com. Meet Mimi and Maty! An animal loving girl and a 3-legged dog, who together are out to rescue any animal who needs their help. When their friend George calls and needs to find a missing rat named Roger, Mimi and Maty jump into action! Tracking all the clues in their rescue notebook, Mimi and Maty embark on an adventure that involves their nasty friend Icky Vicky and her brother Dicky, the Pom Pom Pie Place, and one smart dumbo rat! The adventures of Mimi and Maty are brought to life by the delightful and colorful illustrations of Alli Arnold. Inspired by the real life Mimi Ausland (Founder of Freekibble.com) and her special 3-legged dog friend Maty. A special book for animal lovers of all ages! What people are saying about Mimi and Maty to the Rescue!: "Our New Favorite Book" Kiwi Magazine; "An incredible and inspiring book for the pet-loving family!" Petside.com; "Need a little inspiration? Then this book, 'Mimi and Maty to the Rescue!' is for you!" Mother Nature Network.
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'Mimi and Maty to the Rescue' is a fun, approachable book about helping animals.

January 27, 2012 12:58 am | By Zootoo Editor Flinn D.

A fun, snappy book, “Mimi and Maty to the Rescue” tells the story of an unstoppable duo, Mimi and her dog Maty, who only happens to have three legs. Inspired by the real-life animal rights hero Mimi Ausland, whose charitable and interactive website, Freekibble.com, has enabled users to donate over 675 million pieces of kibble to shelter animals, the book was written by Mimi’s mother Brooke Smith to appeal to children who can’t resist a cute animal in need of some help.

Mimi’s dog in the book, Maty, was also inspired by the real-life Maty, a shelter dog who, like her character, doesn’t let her lack of one leg get her down. The fictional tale is made sweeter by the knowledge that Mimi herself once kept a pet rescue journal, and continues to help shelter pets through her work.

Smith hopes to make “Mimi and Maty to the Rescue” the first in a series featuring several books, each focusing on a different animal that Mimi and Maty set out to rescue. And as a special bonus for pet lovers, for each book sold, Halo will be donating five meals to shelters that Freekibble.com partners with.

The book also features bright and clever illustrations by Alli Arnold, and steers clear of having a preachy edge. In short, this approachable, enjoyable reading material should delight and inspire children and adults alike to become more involved in animal rights in both small and large ways.

Pros: Fun, snappy book; approachable for children; clever illustrations.

Cons: None.

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