Author Donna Thompson brings color to the feline world


SaddleBrooke is home to a plethora of talented people in many disciplines. We have home-grown theater performances, and many writers and artists.  This month we bring you the new work by author Donna Thompson. 

Let’s Try Painting is the eighth book in The Adventures of Carly and Charly series for kids 5 to 8. It tells the story of two adventure cats, Carly and Charly, conquering a new indoor adventure—with paint! They sign up for an art class and are super excited when they find out they get to wear berets.
Each new design fills the cats with glee and their fur with paint. But no matter what, a little paint will not stand in the way of creating award-winning art. It’s just the price of a cat’s success. The cats get bolder and bolder as the class moves on.  Any doubts that cats can paint are left in the dust. As in all their exploits, Carly and Charly face their art projects confidently and bravely because they know they are very capable and talented cats.

Donna Thompson, Author

Let’s Try Painting is beautifully illustrated as well as the earlier books in the series: How It All Began, Let’s Go Boating, Let’s Play Tennis, Let’s Play Pickleball, Let’s Try Baking, Let’s Go Horseback Riding, and Let’s Play Soccer are all available at online booksellers. And stay tuned as two new adventures involving skateboarding and snowboarding will be out in late spring 2023. To give back, seventy five percent of the net proceeds go to the Humane Society – where it all began.

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