Monday, September 14, 2015

Review: Inspector Dewey by Kristen Heimerl + Giveaway

Inspector Dewey

Written by Kristen Heimerl
Illustrated by Irene Bofill

Children's Picture Book
August 2015

My name is Dewey--Inspector Dewey.

I live in the big green house on Hampshire Avenue with my family: Thumper, Lily, and Anna. I am the Big Cat—responsible for keeping everyone safe and in order. I do this quite well, in spite of the fact that managing my family is like, well, herding cats!

Mostly our life is peaceful. But one night it wasn’t. That was the night the bad guy showed up on our block. Of course, I knew exactly how to outsmart the outlaw, but—miserable mullet!—would Anna and the police understand my instructions?

To find out how the adventure ended, you’ll have to read my book. But I’ll give you a hint: there’s a reason I’m called Inspector Dewey.

Fifty percent of the profits from the sale of this book will fund veterinary care for pets whose families are in financial need, so that the animals can remain in their homes and out of the shelter system.


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Review: I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review

Absolutely adorable. Yep, that describes Inspector Dewey to a tee. Charming characters, a fun plot, and beautiful illustrations make this children's story a winner in my book. The copy I received for review is huge and very high quality-- and this is a galley copy. I'm assuming the read deal is even nicer.

The story was fun and exciting. I loved that the kitties' owner helped them stop the crime. How cool is that? So many books have the animals working together, but the adults are always in the dark. Not in this story. Owner Anna crawls right along with Dewey, Thumper, and Lily to help the police catch a criminal.

I loved the illustrations. They were soft and beautiful. The cats just looked so happy :) I love reading a book that leaves me smiling!

About the Author

Kristen Heimerl

Marketing Officer, Strategy Expert, Innovator and Brand Builder, Kristen’s business career spans 20+ years serving the biggest brands in industry and the biggest hearts of start-ups and entrepreneurs. Kristen revels in bringing compelling products and services to life and helping leaders and individuals with big dreams realize their big goals.

Kristen’s life joys include her 2+ year obsession creating the most beautiful self-published picture book possible, the breathtaking forests and lakes of her Minnesota birthplace, the family that really does love her no matter what, and her three magnificent Norwegian Forest Cats who together, with Kristen, helped catch the bad guy on their block that inspired her upcoming book (stake out and high speed chase included!)

She holds a master of science in eCommerce from Carnegie Mellon University, an MBA from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management, and a BA from the University of St. Thomas. As the great transformer in her life, Kristen supports others’ education and literacy as an adjunct professor of business and strategy and, more recently, through her children’s book, Inspector Dewey (Available September 2015).

Kristen’s site for her work “Inspector Dewey” will be premiering on May 31st, 2015. In addition, you can read more about Kristen’s work at, also live on May 31st.

Connect with Kristen:   Website  ~   Facebook Author  ~   Facebook Inspector Dewey 

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  1. The cover is lovely I'd like to read about the content.

  2. I really like the cover as I really like cats. I think it sounds like a great read. Thanks :)

  3. Thank you sincerely for taking the time to read and share my book. I'm SO pleased you walked away smiling after reading Inspector Dewey. You made my day! My real three kitties were my inspiration and they are simply the silliest goofballs--a joy to write about. Thank you so much for your thoughtful review.

    1. Goofball kitties are the best! It was a wonderful book :)

  4. First of all this cover is the cutest! My daughter absolutely loves kitties so I know this will be a big hit with her :)

    1. The cover is just a taste of the adorable illustrations within :)


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