Abby the Crabby Tabby: Discovers Gratitude (Paperback)
"A funny feline tale about gratitude and happiness"
Join Abby, the always-crabby tabby, on a journey of discovery as she learns that happiness isn't something that happens to her, but is something she can create within.
Every child can identify with Abby's hilarious list of complaints, will see the lonely results of her crankiness, and will eagerly watch as she uncovers the secret to her happiness.
Lane's rhythmic story shows how a grateful heart can take everyday frustrations and turn them into opportunities to experience and share joy. And through gentle humor and delightful characters, children and adults alike will be inspired.
A Synopsis of Abby the Crabby Tabby:
Abby is a gray-and-white-striped tabby living a life of luxury. But all this finicky feline can do is complain.
Abby is fed the finest people food--such as fresh salmon, ice cream, and French bread. She has cat toys aplenty, and sleeps on a poufy pet bed. But Abby is still a crabby tabby.
Mother Mabel waits on Abby hand and paw, but it's never enough. The tabby pouts that her food is late (and no longer warm ), and her cat toys are boring. Even Abby's fur-sister, sweet Olivia Kathy, can't cheer her up.
Abby finally runs away to find a perfect life, but the pampered pet is in for some frightening surprises: a tomcat bully steals Abby's food; a terrifying neighbor dog chases her up a tree; and the tree branch breaks, dropping her onto the firm ground of the real world.
Bruised and confused, Abby realizes that maybe her old life wasn't so bad after all. Sister Olivia Kathy was right Abby should be grateful for the things she does have--and not complain about the things she doesn't.
Abby discovers that the secret to happiness is gratitude.
Now Abby is one happy tabby.