“Maile’s Pets: The Purrfect Pet”

“Maile’s Pets: The Purrfect Pet” is the first picture book by Jacquelyn Carberry about a young girl who has one dog and three cats — and each animal has a distinct personality. When Maile, her parents and her pets move from California to Hawaii, the family settles in with her grandparents temporarily and there’s a problem. Tutu (Maile’s grandmother) doesn’t like pets, especially cats!

Over time, Tutu learns to get along with the pets, developing patience along the way. In essence, young Maile is not only the one who learns a thing or two about adjustment. Even adults can change and grow and kids can see the modeling of this positive behavior, with a bit of gentle humor added in.

Jacquelyn Carberry at her home on Nov. 23, 2016. Photo by Krystle Marcellus © Krystle Marcellus Photography LLC