Your Purrfect Giveaway

Popular MG writer Patrick Jennings scales things down a notch with this new book for readers just finding their way into longer fiction. Written for 7–10 year olds, “Hissy Fitz” is a humorous tale about a cat who makes Grumpy Cat seem cheerful.

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Hissy Fitz lives with some two-legged creatures who are destined to serve him in every possible way and understand his every whim. Sadly, these creatures are sorely lacking in their skills. For one thing–they touch him when they want to touch him. Don’t they know that the two-legged are there for him to touch when he wants to–meaning when he wants food? Petting wakes him up! They speak to him–don’t they know the two-legged should be seen–so Hissy knows where to order food–and not heard! It’s becoming intolerable. What is this irascible cat to do? Give this one to fans of Geronimo Stilton and Dog Diaries.

About Patrick–He  grew up in northwest Indiana with a bunch of siblings and a book in his hand. He moved to Bisbee, in southern Arizona, where he taught preschool, and later left the desert to live on the coast in Washington State. He travels to schools around the country, speaking to students and parents, and runs a creative writing group for middle-graders. Patrick lives with his daughter in Washington State. Visit his website, to learn more, or follow him on Twitter @pjenningswrites. You can also follow Hissy Fitz himself at @thehissyfitz

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Tricia is the author of many books for middle grade, most recently "Every Single Second" (HarperCollins) and the third book in the Cody series, "Cody and the Rules of Life" (Candlewick Press). A frequent speaker at schools, libraries, and conferences, she lives in Cleveland OH. You can find out more about her and her work at
  1. I have a granddaughter who is crazy for Geronimo Stilton, so I suspect she would love this. Thanks for a chance to win. That cover is too cute.

  2. I don’t have anyone in this age range, so I’m not entering, but Hissy Fitz sounds adorable. Going to add it to my TBR list though.

  3. This definitely sounds like it would appeal to my ‘picky’ readers. I’m always looking for humorous books to catch their interest.

  4. Looks great for cat lovers like my daughter. I’d love to win for her!

  5. What a unique and delightful book. My grandson would love this book. thanks.

  6. Haha wow, this sounds like a good one! I think I’ll like it 🙂

  7. This sounds genuinely funny! We just got two cats in our house, and I’m certain my boys would enjoy this humorous insight into cats’ thoughts.