Who would imagine that a small, adorable tuxedo cat could change your life? Well, it happened to us! When we adopted Bunny, we soon learned that half a million cats are homeless in NYC alone! With this in mind, we decided to find a way to help the incredible groups and volunteers that make life better for cats in need.
Matt’s a published adult fiction author, so we decided to create a children’s illustrated chapter book series about Bunny’s adventures paying forward her good fortune, inspired by hours of imagining what Bunny might get up to, if given half a chance. We have two goals: To help children to understand the power of kindness and empathy, and to raise money for the groups that work so hard to make a difference. We hope you’ll join us on this journey!
About the Hello My Name is Bunny! children’s book series
Our children’s book series features a small kitty with a big heart who’s finally found her fur-ever home. Yet Bunny can’t seem to enjoy her good luck knowing other animals aren’t as fortunate as she is.
This desire to help those in need compels Bunny to escape her safe, comfy home and embark on wild adventures, so far in New York and London. Who knows where Bunny will find herself next?
The first book in the series, Hello, My Name is Bunny! won a New York City Big Book Award in 2018, and The Conscious Cat blog, named it a Top Ten Cat-Themed Book. Hello, My Name is Bunny! London was named a Distinguished Favorite in the 2019 Independent Press Awards, a Distinguished Favorite in the 2019 New York City Big Book Awards and the Gold Winner of the 2019 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards for Best Early Chapter Book. It was also named a Top Five Cat-Themed Book by The Conscious Cat blog at the end of 2019.
Ideal for children age 6+ and for cat lovers of every age.
Notes from author Matt Bloom and co-creator Shelley Simmons-Bloom