The fifth book in The Christmas Cats series is now available on Amazon and elsewhere in hardcover, paperback and e-book formats. Connie will be present on November 26th at the East Moline Parade Kick-off to the holidays, within the former Country Manor store in downtown East Moline, from 4 to 8 p.m. She is negotiating to be within Black Hawk College's Building #1 from 8 to 2 p.m. on November 30th and will be present at the Breakfast with Santa gathering (8 a.m.) at Happy Joe's in LeClaire, Iowa on Saturday, December 3rd. She is also negotiating for a spot in the Village of East Davenport's Christmas Walk night (Dec. 3) and, potentially, will stop again at Razzleberries Gift Shop in LeClaire the night before (Friday, Dec. 2nd).

The Christmas Cats Care for the Bear is the story of a small bear named Fred who is treated badly by the other bears because he has funny hair and is pudgy. The Christmas Cats, true to their tradition of helping animals in distress, find a way to bring Fred out of his funk and help restore him to a happy, functioning forest creature.

We should all be kinder to one another. Saying kind things and not mean things is a much better way to live than making fun of others because they are different. In this year's book, the Christmas Cats are urging others to be kind, considerate and civil. The Christmas Cats oppose bullying others for any reason.

Now, more than ever, this is a great lesson to teach children between the ages of 3 and 10.

Be sure to check out "The Christmas Cats Care for the Bear," available in paperback, hardcover and e-book formats. (

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