Friday, January 2, 2015

Book Giveaway and Blog Tour: Hissy Fitz

Hissy Fitz
by Patrick Jennings

I have FIVE FREE copies up for grabs! For your chance to win, post a comment to the blog. Please include your first name, city, state and email contact. Deadline for posts is January 12 at noon MST. Winners are chosen randomly by Randomizer. Winners will be notified January 12 shortly after noon. Please check your email on that date. Winners have 24 hours to respond to my email. Books will ship from New York. Good luck and start posting! Pamela

out Hissy Fitz
Children’s Fiction: Ages 8-12
A moment ago, I was happily napping on the windowsill in the sunshine, dreaming I was flying through the air, catching sparrows in my claws.
Now I’m awake. Georgie woke me. I wouldn’t do that to her.
A popular middle-grade writer moves to chapter books (ages 7-9) with this humorous tale about a cat that makes Grumpy Cat seem cheerful. Perfect for fans of Geronimo Stilton and Dog Diaries.
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?
Hissy Fitz is now tweeting as @thehissyfitz – please follow him!
About Patrick Jennings
Patrick Jennings 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.


  1. Looks like a cute book!

    Houston, TX

  2. I know cats like that this one. Luther Heggs and Dolly come to mind in my household of 14 felines.

  3. I'd love to take a look at this one!
    Charleston, MO

  4. I know my students would like this book!
    Chicopee, MA

  5. I was trying to remember how I knew of Patrick Jennings--Guinea Dog was a Massachusetts Children's Book Award nominee a few years ago!

    Barb Gogan
    Sudbury, MA
    barbara _ gogan @ sudbury. k12. ma .us

  6. Loving that cover!
    Pasadena, TX

  7. My students love Guinea Dog - and I have some serious cat lovers in my school.
    Maryville, TN

  8. Great cover!
    Maggie Knapp
    Fort Worth Texas

  9. Looks interesting! I'll admit, my weakness as a librarian has always been that I don't like animal books, so I try hard to get some based on reviews. This looks like it will fit our needs!
    Mary Zdrojewski
    Scio, NY

  10. Would love to see this for my middle school library!

    Aberdeen, ID

  11. Captivating and unique. Thanks.

  12. We're all cat lovers here! Hope to win!
    San Jose, CA
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net