Book review: Inspector Dewey by Kristen Heimerl, illustrated by Irene Bofill



Book Details:
Book Title:  Inspector Dewey written by Kristen Heimerl and illustrated by Irene Bofill

Category:  Children’s Fiction,  32 pages
Genre:  Mystery
Publisher:  Orange Frazer Press
Release date:  September 2015
Available for review in:  Print
Will send print books:  Internationally
Tour dates:  August 31 to October 2, 2015
Content Rating:  G

Book Description:

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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Kristen Heimerl author pic

Meet the author:  Kristen HeimerlMarketing 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:  

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I have to admit, this is the first time I’ve read a cat detective story and I wasn’t disappointed! Inspector Dewey lives with his other cool cat friends Thumper, Lily and their friend Anna.  One night, when they were all snuggled in bed they were shocked from their sleep!  I won’t tell you anything else about the story but it gets really exciting!
Kristen and Irene’s book is beautifully illustrated with large, colourful pictures that would easily appeal to a child.  I love the softness in the images that the illustrator used.  The font was large enough for a child who is learning to read.
The back section of the book explains that 50% of the profits from the sale of the book will fund veterinary care for pets whose families are in financial need “because pets belong with their people”.
A lovely story and book!

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