Having worked with author Tony Lovitt in the past and loved his professionalism and dedication to quality books for children, I was eager to take on his new project; “The Cat with Twenty Toes!”
The Cat With Twenty Toes is written for children ages 3-10, and celebrates physical differences and promotes diversity through the use of fun, rhyming verse and colourful, whimsical illustrations featuring a metaphorical, polydactyl cat named Sookie.
The book is dedicated to the author’s brother, Sgt. Brad Lovitt (1961-2020), a 30-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department, whose own pet cat inspired the book. Brad succumbed to cancer in 2020 and the author will donate $1 from the sale of each book to the Sgt. Brad Lee Lovitt Memorial Page to benefit City of Hope, the cancer-research hospital where Sgt. Lovitt was treated and spent his final days.
I donated 50% of my fees for illustrating this book to the fund.