By Tony Lovitt
The Cat With Twenty Toes
A children's book celebrating physical differences and promoting diversity.
“The Cat With Twenty Toes"(written for children ages 3-10, with a foreword for adults) celebrates physical differences and promotes diversity through the use of fun, rhyming verse and colorful, whimsical illustrations featuring a metaphorical, polydactyl cat named Sookie. The book is dedicated to the author's brother, Sgt. Brad Lovitt (1961-2020), a 30-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department, whose cat inspired the book.
Order a book personally signed by the author ($24.95 hardcover; $16.95 softcover – includes postage). Please include mailing address and for whom you’d like the book signed. Allow six weeks for delivery.
This book is dedicated to my brother, who succumbed to cancer in 2020. He treated everyone with respect and dignity. These days we could use more people like him.
– T. Lovitt
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“The Cat With Twenty Toes” is a story inspired by a polydactyl cat named Sookie, who belonged to the author’s brother, LAPD Sgt. Brad Lovitt. The author will donate $1 from the sale of each book to the Sgt. Brad Lee Lovitt Memorial Page to benefit City of Hope, the cancer-research hospital where Sgt. Lovitt was treated and spent his final days.
“It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity, there is beauty, and there is strength.”