A fictional picturebook
A thought-provoking tale about segregation and forbidden friendship.
Cats and dogs do not mix in the big city of Up. They do not talk to each other, and they do not play with each other. Cats and dogs are just too different. But Mia and Max have other ideas and break the rules to become friends. Until the day they are caught.
After being banned from seeing each other, they decide to leave the city that separated them. A terrible storm comes, and Mia and Max become trapped. Will anyone hear their cries?
Leah Ingledew explores a fun and adorable way to tackle deep and serious issues in the children’s book Meowl! Dogs and cats don’t mix, or so the story goes, but when Max and Mia (a dog and cat) start to play together, they learn that they’re not so different after all. This book presents a great way to approach the issues of segregation and discrimination with a younger audience. The bright pictures and lovable characters help untangle a challenging issue in a fun way that I think all people can enjoy. If you love children’s books, are looking for a way to broach the subject of segregation with kiddos, or are a pet lover, definitely come check out Meowl! Diabolic Shrimp