'Mimi and Maty to the Rescue' Shines Spotlight on Animal Rescue
Inspiring book for all ages launches in hardcover.
Already a hit online with animal lovers of all ages, children's book 'Mimi and Maty to the Rescue!: Book 1: Roger the Rat is on the Loose!' will now reach an even wider audience with its hardcover release Sep. 12.
As Zootoo reported last year, 'Mimi and Maty to the Rescue!' was inspired by Mimi Ausland, founder of the charitable website Freekibble.com, and her real-life three-legged dog Maty, a shelter rescue. Since 2008, visitors to the site have helped donate almost 1.5 billion -- that's right, billion! -- pieces of kibble to shelter animals.
To celebrate the launch week for the fun, snappy book -- featuring bright and clever illustrations by Alli Arnold -- generationOn will donate a copy of the book for every book sold to schools, libraries, and children's organizations.
The real-life Mimi and Maty, along with Brooke Smith, author of the book and Mimi's mother, have already been attending readings and donation events in connection with the book's launch, and the response has been overwhelming from children and adults alike.
Maty's character in the book was inspired by the real-life Maty, a shelter dog who, like her character, doesn't let her lack of one leg get her down. Mimi and Brooke hope that Maty's story -- both in real life and in print -- will help to inspire the next generation of animal advocates.
For more information on 'Mimi and Maty,' visit www.freekibble.com/mimiandmaty.
Photo courtesy of Freekibble.com.
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