Friday, February 23, 2018

Fun Book Giveaway on March 7, 2018 - I Am the Boss of this Chair

Yesterday I received a new book from Sterling Children's Books to review and for which I'm also happy to announce a giveaway! Let me say, I am not particularly a "cat person" - I like dogs; basset hounds in particular, but the author of this book must be . . . or at least is quite familiar with cats! I Am the Boss of this Chair is a fun story and I am delighted to share it with you today - I know my grandsons are going to enjoy it!

I Am the Boss of this Chair 
Author - Carolyn Crimi
Illustrator - Marisa Morea
Publisher - Sterling Children's Books
Ages - 4-7

Favorite Features -

  • I enjoyed the humor in the telling of this story!
  • Fun characters - children will enjoy getting to "know" these two cats
  • Colorful illustrations - love the expression in the cats' faces
  • Excellent message about loving the new kitten - new sibling, new neighbor, etc. and sharing
Sterling Children's Books says; "When a new kitten joins the family, is a top cat able to learn to share his chair—and (almost) everything else, too? 'I, Oswald Minklehoff Honey Bunny III, am the boss of this chair. You may look at it, and you may walk by it, but you may not sit in it. Because I am the boss of this chair, and that’s that.' Oswald Minklehoff Honey Bunny III has always been top cat. Then Pom Pom the kitten comes along and suddenly Oswald isn’t the boss of everything anymore—not the toilet paper, food dish, back door, toy mouse, or even his own special chair. Will Oswald realize life is more fun when you have a friend—and really, there’s plenty of room on the chair to share? A fun picture book with a comforting message for any child with a new sibling."

As I mentioned, I Am the Boss of this Chair is a story which will delight children and bring a smile to your face when you read it to your grandchildren! Clever, creative and fun this story, while telling a familiar and needed story of accepting others be they the new kitten, sibling or whoever, the author does so in a new and enjoyable way!

I am very happy to say, not only did Sterling Children's Books send me one I Am the Boss of this Chair to give away, but they are making another available for me to give away on March 7, 2018 (USA only)! If you are over the age of 18 and would like to enter this drawing for one I Am the Boss of this Chair, please comment below to share if you have ever had a cat and if so what you named your cat (I happen to think Oswald Minklehoff Honey Bunny III is a pretty fun cat name!) I had a fluffy, white Angora cat when I was a child and named her Snowflake. I also had a Manx cat named Muffy. My children had a cat named Mr. Pickles - also a fun cat name!

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I Am the Boss of this Chair and it gives you several ways to enter the give-away! Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar and for sharing it with the people you know!


  1. This sounds like a cute book that my grands would love! Both families have cats. I had one of my sons kitties living with us for a few months named Barnes. He was so sweet.

  2. We have had a few cats over the years..Oreo, Sunset, Smokey. I miss them all.

  3. I am an email subscriber. Thanks.