Thursday, April 4, 2024

Enter to #Win a copy of From the Pocket of an Overcoat by R. Vincent! #Giveaway Open to USA & Ends 4/18!

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Hey, friends! 🌟 I just stumbled upon the most heartwarming children’s book, and I can’t wait to share it with you. You know how much I adore finding the perfect book for our reading time, and this one is an absolute gem!

This delightful tale takes us on a magical journey of animal adoption, acceptance, and empathy—perfect themes for the holiday season. Picture this: a cozy cat named Max Buckles, snug in the pocket of an overcoat, embarking on a quest to find his forever home. 🐾

What’s even more touching is that this story is based on real-life events. Author and illustrator Robert Vincent’s son, Matthew, adopted Max from a homeless woman in Dallas. The adventures of Max, from the city to the countryside, surrounded by Farmer Buckles and a bunch of adorable dogs, is a heartwarming reminder of the power of love and acceptance.

“From the Pocket of an Overcoat” is based on the real-life story of a cat named Max adopted by Vincent’s son Matthew from a homeless woman who found Max as a tiny kitten and had him in the pocket of her overcoat as she was trying to find him a home. In the book, Max Buckles’ journey of finding a new home from the city to the country with Farmer Buckles and his other animals (including four dogs) discovers a true sense of belonging within his new family. Max’s story about self-identity, acceptance, adoption, and animal rescue provides the perfect opportunity to bring awareness about rescuing a homeless cat during International Rescue Cat Day. Like Max, millions of cats in shelters and on the streets are looking to be adopted into a new home and family.

The author says, “As teachers and students head back to school after a surreal few years, this book puts things in perspective and gives everyone a welcomed dose of love, fun and humor.”

You can purchase it here.

And readers can follow the book on Instagram and Facebook, and can also send an email to with proof of purchase to get a special Thank You note from Max himself.

A portion of each book sale will be donated to organizations that promote animal rescue and adoption including The Humane Society, Best Friends and Alley Cat Allies.

Enter to #Win a copy of From the Pocket of an Overcoat by R. Vincent! #Giveaway Open to USA & Ends 4/18! Good Luck! 

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  1. This sounds like a really heart-warming story! I know my love of reading came from my mom, who is an avid reader and read to us as children.. I really believe there is a lot of value in raising readers!

  2. Sounds like a good book.

  3. Thank you for posting about this children's book, it sounds like a wonderful story to read with my grandchildren

  4. This looks like a great read for the kiddos! They are learning about empathy.

  5. It really does sound darling!


  6. This book sounds so adorable and one we would love to read.
    heather hgtempaddy

  7. I love the cover. Looks like a great kids book.

  8. Sounds like a sweet book. Adopt! Don't shop.

  9. Aww this sounds absolutely adorable and a wonderful story.

  10. Awww, it’s a cute story.

  11. I think it looks really good and that my niece would love it.


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