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Credit: Kaleidoscope Photography

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Art by Dan Parent

Art by Dan Parent

Hey! I’m Jewel Kats. Welcome to my site. Stay awhile, and check me out 😉

My books: (view complete catalog here)

Little Lady Plays reviews “The Princess and the Ruby: An Autism Fairy Tale”

The Princess and the Ruby: An Autism Fairy Tale, written by Jewel Kats and Illustrated by Richa Kinra Args.

Here’s a brief quote from the review, be sure to read the entire review here

I love how The Princess and the Ruby an Autism Fairy Tale did not mention the word autism. I like that I was able to read this book as a fairy tale. Children who know about the diagnosis of Autism will understand and relate. The child who is not familiar can see that princesses some in all different forms.

Goodreads Giveaways in memory of Jewel Kats

Loving Healing Press is celebrating the life of Jewel Kats with Goodreads Giveaways of two of Jewel’s most humorous works —

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Ditzabled Princess by Jewel Kats

Ditzabled Princess

by Jewel Kats

Giveaway ends January 15, 2017.

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Miss Popular Steals the Show by Jewel Kats

Miss Popular Steals the Show

by Jewel Kats

Giveaway ends January 15, 2017.

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Prince Preemie: A Tale of a Tiny Puppy Who Arrives Early

Prince Preemie: A Tale of a Tiny Puppy Who Arrives Early

Prince Preemie: A Tale of a Tiny Puppy Who Arrives Early

The King and Queen of Puppy Kingdom are joyfully awaiting the arrival of their Prince. But the couple and their kingdom are thrown into upheaval when it is learned that Prince Puppy will arrive early, before his important crown is completed. How can they call him Prince without a crown? Discover how the King solves this problem in Prince Preemie: A Tale of a Tiny Puppy Who Arrives Early. Children will be swept away into this dreamy, fairy tale land of adorable dogs created from wool.

“As the mother of two children born preterm, I can relate to the sorrow and joy that Prince Preemie’s parents faced at his early arrival. Through magical writing and illustrations Jewel Kats and Claudia Marie Lenart once again help children of all abilities and their families understand the special gifts that are inside each one of us.”
–Kelli Kelley, Founder and Exec. Director, HandtoHold.org — Fragile Babies, Strong Support

Prince Preemie is a sweet book that offers a good way to start conversations with a preemie child about their early birth. The story hints at the stress and fear that comes with having a child prematurely, but leaves the reader feeling hopeful.”
–Andrea Mullenmeister, writer at AnEarlyStartBlog.com

“The arrival of a premature baby can be confusing for a young child. In this delightful dog kingdom, Jewel Kats has created a teaching tool that normalizes the situation. Claudia Marie Lenart’s illustrations look cuddly, every child will love them and be drawn into the story of Prince Preemie even without the words.”
–Bob Rich, PhD, psychologist, author of Anger and Anxiety: Be In Charge of Your Emotions and Control Phobias

Prince Preemie is a feel good book — the story is one of inspiration, determination and acceptance. It reminds us that there is always hope and that with optimism, dedication and love you can create the good and happiness into every situation you face.”
–Robin Marvel, author of Framing a Family: Building a Foundation to Raise Confident Children

For more information please visit www.JewelKats.com and Claudia Marie Felt
From Loving Healing Press www.LHPress.com
Juvenile Fiction : Social Issues – Special Needs<br.

Jewel’s illustrator Claudia Marie Lenart on Wool Sculptures!


Her first book will be published in April called, “Seasons of Joy; Every day is for outdoor play.” If you’d like to find Claudia Marie Lenart’s work, or Jewel Kats’ books on children with health challenges, please click the links below

 

Children’s Books Heal reviews Jenny & Her Dog

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Big shout out to Children’s Books Heal for their thoughtful review of Jenny and Her Dog Both Fight Cancer: A Tale of Chemotherapy and Caring

Jewell Kats has written a heartwarming and honest story about a girl and her dog both receiving a cancer diagnosis. This is a refreshing angle on a story. The bond between Jenny and her dog is realistic. Even though Jenny is still receiving chemo and feels sick many days, she bravely accompanies Dolly to her treatments. Together they love and support one another through many tough times. Jenny is a very courageous character. And Dolly is the best medicine for Jenny’s healing process. But the prognosis is not always good for dogs with cancer. As Jenny gets better, Dolly begins to weaken.

Jenny and Her Dog Both Fight Cancer: A Tale of Chemotherapy and Caring

Jenny, a young girl undergoing treatment for cancer, discovers that her best friend, Dolly, also has cancer. Dolly is the family’s dog, who has always been at Jenny’s side through trying times, and Jenny vows to support Dolly as well. This bittersweet tale is a story of mutual devotion and loyalty. While the prognosis is not good for dogs with cancer, Dolly’s love provides enduring hope and support for Jenny on her healing journey.   Learn more about this book on Amazon

Jenny and Her Dog Both Fight Cancer: A Tale of Chemotherapy and Caring

Jenny and Her Dog Both Fight Cancer: A Tale of Chemotherapy and Caring

“Wow! I love this honest, refreshing book about childhood cancer and the tender, loving bond of a courageous child with her dog that enables them to endure the intolerable chemotherapy treatments and gives them all the more reason to do so. Highly recommended!”
–David A. Crenshaw, Ph.D., ABPP, Author, & Clinical Director, Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie

“In this book, Jenny and her dog, Dolly, both get the dreaded cancer diagnosis. In this sweet, moving journey, Jenny and Dolly show us how they fight through chemotherapy treatment together. I love how genuine, heartfelt, and sincere this story is. It will truly benefit families who struggle with cancer.”
–Jill Osborne, EdS, LPC, RPT-S, CPCS

“Jewel Kats and Claudia Marie Lenart accomplished the unimaginable by telling an important and moving story in just a few mesmerizing pages. Jewel introduces the reader to ‘Cancer’ and the treatment that saves Jenny’s life while she comforts the dog she loves. Claudia’s pictures are magnificent in their texture, color, detail, and postural simplicity of the characters. I had to read it twice—I could not see through my tears the first time.”
–Laurie Zelinger, Ph.D., ABPP, RPT-S, Board Certified Psychologist and author of the Please Explain series

“Jewel Kats tackles cancer in a heartwarming story of friendship and loss. Cancer has no boundaries, as Kats points out, when a young girl and her dog both fight this deadly illness. This book is beneficial for children who are embarking upon a cancer journey, either their own or alongside a family member.”
–V.S. Grenier, Award-winning Author & Mom’s Choice Honoree

“The C word—not all kids know what it means, but they see the reaction in all who hear the word. In this beautifully illustrated book, author Jewel Kats strives to talk about both symptoms and feelings attached to experiencing cancer. Some of us experience cancer inside ourselves and some of us experience it by watching the impact on those we care about.”
–Theresa Fraser, CYW, M.A., CPT-S, Trauma and Loss Clinical Specialist, Registered Psychotherapist

Learn more at www.ClaudiaMarieFelt.com and www.JewelKats.com
From Loving Healing Press www.LHPress.com

Hansel and Gretel: A Fairy Tale with a Down Syndrome Twist

Hansel and Gretel: A Fairy Tale with a Down Syndrome Twist

Hansel and Gretel: A Fairy Tale with a Down Syndrome Twist

Hansel & Gretel: A Fairy Tale with a Down Syndrome Twist is an enchanting tale about how kindness overcomes callousness and leads to a wondrous reward.  This adaptation of the classic Grimms’ tale includes the wicked witch and the poor siblings in search of food, but in this case, five-year-old Hansel is a mischievous, yet courageous, boy with Down syndrome.
Young readers will learn that:

  • Children with Down syndrome are capable and can achieve extraordinary success with determination.
  • An act of kindness can transform people and the world.
  • Treating people like family can create a miracle.
  • People cannot be judged by appearance; a princess or a hero can be hidden within.
  • Facing a challenge can lead to unimagined rewards.

“I love that this book addresses not only the low expectations that society has of kids with Down syndrome but that the Mother has as well. What a gifted author to see past the diagnosis and tell a magical story of potential and belief!”
–Nancy Gianni, Founder & Gigi’s Mom, GiGi’s Playhouse: Down Syndrome Achievement Centers

“I find that Jewel Kat’s message that someone’s disability is not what makes a person, a great one. I like how she portrayed Hansel. He reminded me of my nephew who had Down syndrome—not only someone who was kind but also very smart. I believe it’s a great book for every kid to read.”
–Janet McNevin, Museum of disABILITY History

“Hansel shines as a courageous boy with incredible determination despite his challenges and succeeds in changing his family’s circumstances. This story would help young readers look beyond disabilities and focus on the characters of those who have special needs. Claudia’s breathtaking illustrations take this beloved tale to a whole new level. A must read for children of all ages.”
––Shaila Abdullah, author, My Friend Suhana: A Story of Friendship and Cerebral Palsy

Learn more at www.JewelKats.com and Claudia Marie Felt
Book #5 in the Fairy Ability Tales Series
Juvenile Fiction: Social Issues – Special Needs

From Jewel’s hubby…

Dear Jewel,

You never asked for a handout, only for a hand up. I did everything I could. For your last birthday, I got you this award. You sparkled and shined like the brightest, most brilliant star in the night sky. I’m so happy I got to be a part of it.

Star