Award-Winning Children’s Book Series

Hello, My Name is Bunny!

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.

And so, we created a children’s chapter book series about Bunny’s wild, wacky, and perilous adventures paying forward her good fortune, inspired by hours of imagining what Bunny might get up to, if given half a chance.

Why we do this

Our mission is to help create awareness of the plight of millions of abandoned, feral, or lost cats. We also want to raise funds to support the shelters that work so hard to help forgotten felines find loving, forever homes, and where we can, to support Trap, Neuter, and Release (TNR) groups in their efforts to responsibly manage homeless cat populations.

Through storytelling, we hope to entertain, engage, and encourage young readers and animal lovers of all ages to join us on a journey to create a kinder, more empathetic world in which everyone understands the importance of treating all animals—including humans—with respect, dignity, and compassion.

Matt Bloom and Shelley Simmons-Bloom

To pay forward our good fortune in adopting Bunny, we donate to KittyKind from every book we sell on See Our Donations for details.

New York City Big Book Award Winner
Independent Press Awards: Distinguished Favorite
Moonbeam Children’s Book Award: Gold

Nautilus Book Award Gold Winner

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Nautilus Book Award Winner
Moonbeam Children’s Book Award: Gold
Independent Press Awards: Distinguished Favorite
New York City Big Book Award Winner
New York City Big Book Award Winner

NEW: Hello, My Name is Bunny! Children’s Book Gift Set

Meet Bunny Bloom! She’s a small kitty with a big heart, determined to pay forward her good fortune for being adopted. Her desire to help those in need compels Bunny to escape her safe, comfy home to embark on larger-than-life adventures in some of the most beautiful cities in the world: New York, London, Paris, and now Tokyo.

Choose from softcover or hardcover. Each book is approximately 9.5” H x 8” W. Ask for a personalized gift message at checkout.

For young readers, ages six and older, and cat-lovers of every age.

Free U.S. standard shipping on every order

Bunny is a small kitty with a big heart, appearing in a children’s book series

A small kitty with a big heart

Our award-winning children’s chapter 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, London, Paris, and now Tokyo. Who knows where Bunny will find herself next?

We donate to KittyKind NYC for every Hello, My Name is Bunny! book we sell on our website. Occasionally, we partner with other U.S. rescue and shelter groups, We donate for every product we sell, and are 100% committed to transparency. That’s why we always tell you exactly how much the donation is on every product. See our individual product listings for details.

Award-Winning Series

The first book in the series, Hello, My Name is Bunny! New York City 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. Hello, My Name is Bunny! Paris was a Gold Winner in the 2023 Nautilus Book Awards.

Ideal for elementary school readers and for cat lovers of every age.

Kirkus Reviews calls Hello, My Name is Bunny! New York City “A charming and simply told story with a clear message.” Its review for Hello, My Name is Bunny! London says: “The story brims with worthy lessons about responsibility, altruism, and respect for animals, providing a perfect platform for discussions about these important topics between kids and parents…This romp’s adventures—and lessons in kindness—make a cat an adorable role model.”

All four books have received a “GET IT” recommendation from Kirkus Reviews.

Award-Winning children's book series
Photo courtesy of Vanille Gavenko
Photo courtesy of @brooklynbookbodega

Reader Reviews

After finishing this book, I was immediately consumed with jealousy. Bunny had so many fun-sounding adventures, and now I have, like, 50 things on my cat bucket list.
Thomas, That cat blog
This beautifully illustrated and equally beautifully written story will charm children and adults alike. I was pulled into the story from the very first page. As was the case with the first book, the antics of Bunny and her friends had me smiling throughout.
Ingrid King, The conscious cat
We’re in love! Wonderful book, amazing art, beautiful story. We love you, Bunny! Highly recommend and we’ll be telling our friends about you.
Vanille, etsy review

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