Grand-Kitty and the Search for New York is a whimsical adventure starring a cat-loving old man, three helpful neighborhood kids, and more cats than you can count, and promoting teamwork, friendship, and cooperation!
*How does a clever little cat named New York end up stuck in a tree so high she can’t get down?
*How will the powers of sensitivity, care, and creativity, together with the collaboration of kids and adults alike, rescue New York from the treetop?
*Help your child to develop cooperation skills, social responsibility, and flexible thinking through this charming tale inspired by a real-life incident!
“Grand-Kitty and the Search for New York” is a colorful tale designed to delight your child, at the same time instilling important values and necessary social skills related to collaboration, team effort, and willingness to help.
The plot of the story centers around Grand-Kitty, an eccentric but kindly old man who has opened his house to countless numbers of stray cats. Among Grand-Kitty’s numerous pets are his three very favorite cats, the City Kitties: New York, Paris, and Amsterdam. When friendly, smart, loving New York doesn’t return to Grand-Kitty’s house for lunch one day, the old man and the other two City Kitties begin to worry.
Together, they set out on a quest to find New York. Where can she be? It isn’t like her at all not to come home! While conducting their search, Grand-Kitty, Paris, and Amsterdam meet a little girl named Faith and her two brothers, Alex and William. The three helpful children are determined to join Grand-Kitty on his search for the lost New York.
Thanks to these neighborhood kids, who understand the importance of lending a helping hand, the group soon finds New York—only to discover that she’s stuck up high in a tree at the park and can’t get down!
Even seeing her beloved owner Grand-Kitty can’t coax poor New York out of the tree. Faith, Alex, and William have plenty of clever ideas of their own to rescue New York, and the children’s mother even joins in on the effort. But no such luck! Even when a policeman and firefighter show up, it seems nothing can be done for New York! Will she be stuck up in that tree forever?
Just when poor Grand-Kitty and the City Kitties are beginning to lose hope, clever little Faith hatches a plan that involves teamwork, cooperation, and lots of creativity. Working together, Grand-Kitty, his new neighborhood friends, and even the policeman and firefighter go in on a group effort to save New York—and in the process, they discover a delightful surprise!
Included at the end of the book are three kid-friendly activities that build on the fun and themes inherent in the story. Help your child create a cardboard television, act out scenes from the story, and learn how much fun teamwork and cooperation really can be!
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Dr. Bella Bleicher and Esq. Lavi Sigman are facilitators, lecturers, consultants, and mentors in the fields of entrepreneurship, motivation, and creativity for leading international firms. They have grown in this practice both together and separately, developing different methods for management, entrepreneurship, innovation, and emotional growth.
In addition, they have joined forces to develop a training method named Elevate Your Strengths. This method, used with both adults and children, focuses on the development of motivation and self-management with the help of our inner strengths. These skills can help anyone anywhere to reach their fullest potential.
Dr.Bella Bleicher is a coach, trainer, consultant, and facilitator for entrepreneurs in various fields of management. She holds a Ph.d degree in Business Management as well as degreess degree in education and an MBA from the University of Derby, United Kingdom.
Dr.Bella is co-founder and co-owner of “Think like a Zebra”, an international training method that fosters creative thinking in the workplace. This method is being used in various countries in Europe, Asia and America. It is also being used successfully in educational settings for children and youth.
Bella is co-authored the book “Wolves, Fairies and Business People” which shares practical techniques for increasing self-management and motivation.
Bella is also co-founder and co-owner of “Elevate your Strengths” (with Lavi Sigman) a training method which helps trainees develop their inner strengths by using the abilities and talents that everyone already has.
“Elevate your Strengths” training method provides the trainees practical useful set of tools with which they can reveal, map and elevate their 22 key inner strengths such an the strengths of influence, initiative, change, sharing, , kindness, discovery, joy, love and the strength of co-operation.
She is also co-founder and co-owner (with Lavi Sigman) The Book Series “Elevate Your Child’s Strengths” which empowers children and helps them to develop a core set of strengths such as kindness, forgivenesscooperation, and gratitude.
This book series encourages children to develop their inner strengths by using the abilities and talents they already possess. Our goal is to help children fulfill their potential with joy and enthusiasm, and what better way than by distributing a colorful series of whimsical adventures that children will enjoy, while simultaneously learning important life lessons and developing key social skills?
Esq. Lavi Sigman is a writer, a lecturer, an organizational and strategic consultant, and a lawyer specializing in technology and innovation. Lavi serves as an executive director, exective partner and as a facilitator for firms and start-up companies in the field of health and medicine.
He has a substantive academic background in psychology, organizational consultation, law and technological entrepreneurship.
As a business trainer and a lecturer Lavi regularly leads workshops about strategic management, innovation, psychology and motivation.
Lavi is also a co-founder of several training methods such as the Diamonds Perspective, a training method based on cognitive psychology that teaches coping skills to overcome emotional difficulties. He wrote two books about the method alone and with others.
He is a co-founder and co-author of “Elevate Your Strengths – the 22 Powers for Success” psychological and business management training method and book, along with Dr. Bella Bleicher.
This training method is being learned in courses, lectures and workshops for the private and corporate sector and is spread, taught and gains recommendations from professors, psychologists, trainers , educational experts and entrepreneurs locally and in Europe.
This training method focuses on practical techniques for increasing innovation and productivity, enhancing motivation and improving business management. The method helps trainees to reveal their specific inner strengths and to map and develop them practically.
The method is the result of years of interdisciplinary research and field work mapping and refining the success factors of individuals and firms around the world in modern history.
Lavi also co-author (with Dr. Bella Bleicher) the Book Series “Elevate Your Child’s Strengths” which empowers children and helps them to develop a core set of strengths such as collaboration, kindness and gratitude.
This book series encourages children to develop their inner strengths by using the abilities and talents they already possess.