What People Are Saying 2017-09-08T13:16:54+00:00

KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Athens, Greece INDIEFAB Book of the Year Finalist!

We’re honored KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Athens, Greece has been selected as a Picture Book finalist in Foreword Reviews‘ prestigious 2014 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards! Learn more here.

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KeeKee in Cat Fancy Magazine

We’re thrilled to share that KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Athens, Greece is featured in Cat Fancy Magazine‘s March Issue, their 50th Anniversary Collectors’ Issue.

Check us out under the Books for Young Cat Lovers!! >^..^<

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Foreword Reviews Reviews KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Athens, Greece

We’re super excited to share the KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Athens, Greece official review in Foreword Reviews Winter Issue.

Book Review of KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Athens, Greece (9780988634121) — Foreword Reviews

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Mom’s Choice Award GOLD for Athens, Greece

It’s official…KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Athens, Greece received Gold from Mom’s Choice Awards, naming us among the best in family-friendly media, products and services!

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This is our 3rd Gold for KeeKee’s Big Adventures!

Literary Pumpkins at Catoctin Elementary

How cute are these? Mrs. Fausett’s class at Catoctin Elementary School made these  KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Rome, Italy Literary Pumpkins!

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Dex Adventures in Paris with KeeKee

We just received this awesome journal from Dex, who lives in the Netherlands, about his trip to Paris with KeeKee. Take a tour as Dex brings to life all the spots inKeeKee’s Big Adventures in Paris, France!

Hi KeeKee, can you guess where I am in this picture? Love, Dex

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For more of his journal, click here.

KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Paris Wins Silver Benjamin Franklin Award!

We’re thrilled to announce KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Paris, France won Silver in the Independent Book Publishers Association’s 2014 Benjamin Franklin Awards‘ Best First Book (Children’s/Young Adult) Category!

“We have an extremely strong group of honorees this year,” said IBPA Executive Director, Angela Bole. “We received nearly 1,300 entries into the program. The 154 titles selected as honorees are truly the best of the best.”

See Author Shannon interviewed about the award here.

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Review: Traveling Cats

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KeeKee Goes Canadian!

Thank you Torra and Mom Petra for sharing KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Torra’s class in Toronto!

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Rome Hits Barnes & Noble

KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Rome on the shelf at Barnes & Noble next to Paris and Olivia!

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Mom’s Choice Award® Gold for KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Rome, Italy

KeeKee’s Big Adventure in Rome, Italy receives Mom’s Choice Award GOLD!!!

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We Love Rome!

“Chase loves this new adventure! Her favorite part was reading the Italian words with a thick accent! The book is beautiful! – Mom Nicole

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Review: Cat Chat with Caren & Cody

“I have reviewed both of KeeKee’s Big Adventures books for children. This one is KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Rome, Italy. Actually my cat reviewed it and here is an excerpt:”Once again, Mom and I purred while reading about KeeKee’s adventures, (this time in Rome, Italy), because the illustrations done by Casey Uhelski are vibrant, colorful and are just BURSTING with purrsonality! If it is possible, I think the illustrations in KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Rome, Italy are even MORE VIBRANT and possess even MORE amazing details than her first book! (Wait til you see the illustration of the Sistine Chapel and her take on Michelangelo’s masterpiece! Mamma mia it’s SPLENDIDO!!!!” Here is the rest of the review!”

CAT CHAT_ Children_s Book _KeeKee_s Big Adventures in Rome, Italy_ Story by Shannon Jones, Illustrations by Casey Uhelski--Enter to Win!

Review: Cattail Chronicles

Cattail Chronicles had great things to say about KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Rome, Italy

“Fast on the heels of her debut book, KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Paris, France, Shannon Jones, recently released KeeKee’s latest travel adventure – ROME! KeeKee books are smart, fun, educational and imaginative , and loaded with beautiful illustrations that really appeal to children – what more can you ask for in a children’s book today?”

Are You Ready for A Roman Holiday…with KeeKee

Thank you for the review and giveaway!!

Barnes & Noble Top Shelf

WAHOO!! On the Barnes & Noble top shelf under New & Noteworthy!!

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Hello You! Features KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Paris, France

We’re on Hello You! Entertainment this month as the featured story!
It’s free to sign up & the kids will love it so check it out here.

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Mom’s Choice Award® Gold for KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Paris, France

We’re thrilled to announce our first award for KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Paris, France… Mom’s Choice Awards® Gold! Read more here.

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Beautiful Meowna Lisa

Beitris is a new friend we made at the Alexandria Story Festival. She presented us with this beautiful and colorful Meowna Lisa coloring page. We just had to share! Merci beaucoup Beitris! >^..^<

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Review: The Conscious Cat

Ingrid reviewed KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Paris on her award-winning The Conscious Cat website!

Here’s what she had to say…

“I don’t often review children’s books, but KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Paris, France, by Shannon Jones, is such an adorable book, I just have to share it with you.

Illustrated by Casey Uhelski, this whimsical little book is for children 4 to 7 years old. The book combines a playful story with culture, language, geography, food, and tradition. I was thoroughly charmed by the book. The drawings are absolutely delightful, and I loved finding out that they were inspired by a real calico named KeeKee who inspired the drawings.”

Review_ KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Paris, France | The Conscious Cat

Thank you, Ingrid for sharing the book with your readers!! So glad you like it! >^..^<

Review: Gone with the Family, Adventures in Family Travel

Lisa gave us a great review AND she’s giving away a copy. Visit Gone with the Family to learn how you can win.

Here’s what she had to say about KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Paris

“This is a lovely picture book for kids under the age of 7 or 8 to enjoy with their parents at storytime or for early readers to tackle themselves. It introduces readers to the highlights of Paris including famous landmarks, culture, language, and food as KeeKee explores the city.

This delightful book would be excellent for introducing young children to Paris prior to a trip or just for teaching them about other countries in a fun way and piquing their curiousity about the world.”

KeeKee_s Big Adventures in Paris, France_ Book Review and Giveaway - Gone with the Family Thank you Lisa for sharing our Paris book with your readers!

Following KeeKee’s Path IN Paris!

“Bonjour Shannon! The kids had so much fun following KeeKee’s path in Paris! On the train ride home, Reese spotted a hot air balloon and shouted, “There’s KeeKee! I wonder where she is going next?” Thanks for such a great children’s book!” – from mom Heather in Amsterdam, NL

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Favorite Book Character? KeeKee!

“Morgan had to draw a picture of her favorite book character for her first day of school tomorrow!” – from mom Jenn in Arizona

awesome work Morgan…thank you for taking KeeKee with you on your first day of school!!! >^..^<

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Review: My Precious, The Ramblings of of a Kindle Addict

Gina’s review of KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Paris, France gave it 4 out of 5 rings, with her recommendation, “I would recommend this to young children who want to learn more about France: language, cultures and traditions or those kids who are cat lovers! This is a book easy enough for the newly developing reader to attempt on his/her own, but also would make a great read aloud story for a classroom or a quiet bedtime story.”

Thank you Gina for your review and sharing our Paris book with your readers!

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Guide2Paris News: Interview with Shannon Jones – author of KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Paris

Guide2Paris interviewed Author Shannon for their site. See the interview here and they’ll be giving a book away!

Guide2 Paris aims to be the complete source of information in English about the Ile-de-France region of France which includes the city of Paris. Designed specifically for English speakers visiting Paris or the region of Ile-de-France, contemplating buying property in Paris or those already living in Paris.

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Review: Cat Chat with Caren & Cody LOVE KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Paris

From their Facebook page…”Hi all! It’s Cody! Mom and I purred while reading about KeeKee’s adventures, because the illustrations done by Casey Uhelski are vibrant, colorful and are just BURSTING with purrsonality! We followed KeeKee and her new furiend Elliot the seagull who acted as KeeKee’s tour guide, as she visited the Eiffel Tower, the Notre Dame Cathedral and we couldn’t wait to see the “Meowna Lisa painting” with KeeKee! There are many other Parisian places that KeeKee visited, but we don’t want to tell you them all! We want you to read the book so you learn about them yourself! There is even a “charmingly illustrated map of Paris!””

Read more and enter on the blog post!

CAT CHAT_ Children_s Book_ KeeKee_s Big Adventures in Paris, France! Story by Shannon Jones, Illustrations by Casey Uhelski

Falls Church City Public Schools Morning Announcements

Author Shannon’s visits to Falls Church Elementary Schools in June were featured in the Falls Church City Public School’s Morning Announcement Newsletter to all parents and on the school websites.

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The Perfect Bedtime Story

“We read the book and love it. The story is so cute and the art is beautiful. At the end, Vivi said, ‘I want to read more KeeKee stories!'” -Jen, mom in Alexandria, Va.

Thank you, Vivi & Jen!

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Best Friends Love Sharing KeeKee!

Author Shannon’s goddaughter, Eliza, shares the book with her BFF, Reeve! Thanks for reading, girls!

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Eiffel Tower Love

Kate & Caitlin love the Eiffel Tower spread!! We do too!!

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Claire Dreams of Paris

“Favorite page of KeeKee… the Eiffel Tower twinkling! The girl is asking daily when she’ll be going to Paris!” – Kate, mom in Seattle, Wa.

Paris IS so dreamy, isn’t it?

Claire

East Coast Launch Event Featured

Alexandria Gazette featured our East Coast Launch event in the week’s Entertainment section.

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KeeKee Easter Eggs!

“Dear Ms. Shannon, 

I love your book. It is a fun and exciting way to learn about Europe and the illustrations are soooooo fun.”

-Emma in Falls Church, Va.

Check out the awesome Easter eggs Emma painted of KeeKee and Painter Pooch Pierre!

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Easter Basket in Massachusetts

KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Paris in Easter baskets this year!

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First Book Reviews Arrive

First Graders from Author Shannon’s first classroom readings gave glowing reviews of KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Paris. Here’s one…

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French Lesson in Virginia

Kids enjoying KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Paris…in French with their French tutor reading to them!

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Aki in Seattle

“Aki was so excited to read all about KeeKee’s big adventures, he plopped down next to the front door to check it out. We love it!” from mom, Tomoko in Seattle

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