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Share the tales of Aunt Sally with the grandkids

WELCOME to friends and relatives of young children.

Here are two books to read and enjoy with the little people in your life.

How Aunt Sally Got Her Name and How Aunt Sally Went to the Zoo, were written by Brisbane author Jean Peel.

They follow Aunt Sally, a loveable, intrepid, adventurous, pussy cat from the time she runs away from home as a 10-week-old kitten, through the trials and tribulations she encounters during her lifetime.

They say cats have nine lives. Well, Aunt Sally has surely proved that and there are nine stories waiting to be told.

Now she's old and very fat, she has time to lie on her favourite mat, remembering how she got her name, how she ended up at the city zoo, how she almost drowned and how she survived a cubby house fire.

There are also the stories of how she went to sea, how she beat the bullies at the paintball park, how she went on holiday, how she became a mother and how she beat the burglars. You'll laugh at her antics as she travels from one adventure to another.

These rhyming stories for young children are very loosely based on the author's own White Puss, another loveable pet, who spent 14 years with the family, seeking adventure and finding it.

These are Jean Peel's debut children's books, with more to come.

Books available at jeanpeel.com.