Callie The Calico Kitty Book Review & Competition

Check out LaVonna Moore's interview here.


"Callie The Calico Kitty" Competition:

We're giving away one copy of LaVonna Moore's book.
To enter our prize draw, read the book sample below, then answer this question:
Q. Where does Callie live?

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Competition closing date: 7th November 2019


Callie narrates this sweet and adorable story of her new country life after she was adopted. Features 45 color photographs of Callie wearing different outfits, hats and wigs! Callie learns all about country animals and the sounds they make. Very educational. Based on a true story.

Callie The Calico Kitty is available on Amazon as an ebook, paperback book, and audiobook. 

Callie The Calico Kitty is also featured in LaVonna Moore's collection of short stories. Children's Short Stories: Book 3  is a collection of three short stories: Run Wild, Run Free Again, Callie The Calico Kitty and My Hound Dog. It is also on Amazon available in ebook, paperback and audiobook. Actress and singer, Erika Cockerham narrates this book of short stories.

Book Sample:

It is my first day at my new home in the country. I was a city kitty, but now I am a country kitty. My name is Callie, and I am a white Calico kitty. Calico means that my fur is spotted. I just love my new home. Everything is so different from where I used to live. There is so much land to run around and explore. I live in the small country town of Trenton, Texas. Years ago, it was known as "Wild Cat Thicket" because there were so many mountain lions and bobcats in this area.

The first thing I did was go exploring. Wow, what an adventure it was too. I looked across the field and saw a big black MONSTER! Further down the pasture were two more big brown monsters. They scared me, and I started growling at them. I didn't know what they were. I have never seen creatures like that. I asked my mommy what they were. She said, "It's okay Callie, those are just horses. They won't hurt you." I just stared at them and studied them for a while. Then I noticed another brown monster on the other side of our land. It snorted at me!




I heard so many strange and unusual noises all around me. I wasn't sure what all these sounds were. I have never heard any of these sounds before. I asked, "What in the world is that loud noise?" My mommy stated, "Those are roosters." Then I heard another strange, yet different sound. I said, "Now what is that noise?" She replied, "Guineas." [Bahhhhh, Bahhhhh] Then I heard what sounded like a baby crying in the field across from us, but I couldn't see a baby anywhere. She said that noise was a goat. She said there was a goat farm across the field from us, and there are herds of goats.

I listened close to loud buzzing and chattering coming from all the trees around us. She said those are locusts, katydids and tree frogs. She said I would get used to them.

All of a sudden, this giant black horse came running across the back porch and came right up to me. Boy, it really scared me. I asked, "Are you a horse?" He said, "No, I'm not a horse, silly. I'm a dog." Callie remarked, "A dog? I have never seen a dog as big as you before." He stated proudly, "My name is Peanut. Yep, I am BIGBLACK and BAD to the bone. I weigh almost 100 pounds! I am part bloodhound and part Labrador Retriever. I'm not just any old dog you know, I am a guard dog. I have a very keen sense of smell. I can smell something coming this way for miles, way before you can even see it. I can also track scents. I am very talented, and I do tricks too. Just wait until you hear me bark. I have a ferocious bark. You don't have to be scared of me. I am your new big brother. I will protect you from the coyotes and other animals that come around here. I will never hurt you, but there is one thing I must warn you about. Never try to eat my food. If you ever do then I will get VERY MAD at you, so don't ever try it." I said, "Okay, okay. I promise." Peanut sniffed me, and we became friends right away.

Check out LaVonna Moore's interview here.
Get a copy of "Callie The Calico Kitty" here.

About Lavonna Moore:

LaVonna Moore is a native Oklahoman born in 1960 at the Ft. Sill Army Hospital in Lawton, Oklahoma. With her father being in the military, she was able to do a lot of traveling as a child. She has lived in many states within the U.S. and for a short time in Hanau, Germany. Her father retired from the Army while living in Del City, Oklahoma, where she graduated high school in 1978.

She has a stepson named Chance Storts. LaVonna has two brothers and three sisters.

LaVonna began working in the legal field when she was 20 years old. She was a legal secretary for 20 years.
LaVonna moved from Oklahoma to Texas about 12 years ago to start her life over after her divorce. She is living in a small town by the Gulf Coast. LaVonna loves photography, the ocean and also loves animals.


  1. Congratulations, Erin, for winning a copy of Callie The Calico Kitty!


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