Welcome to Author Peter Goodman
Peter J. Goodman is a children’s author. His Kitty Cats book series brings adults and kids together to discuss important social issues from early childhood. The series encourages discussion and dialogue through thought provoking narratives and educational tools for parents and teachers to engage kids. Peter’s first book, Win-Win Career Negotiations was published by Penguin Books in 2002. He has been featured on “WNBC New York” and “CBS This Morning Richmond,” in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and Publishers Weekly among other national publications. He currently resides in Washington, DC and is the proud uncle of his two young, adorable nephews, Dylan and Gavin.
What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
One food you would never eat?
Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
Both kids and adults will fall in love with the cool cast of kitty cat characters – they are sure to brighten your day!
Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.
When one mom told me that her son asked her to read the Kitty Cats twice before bedtime, and then insisted on sleeping with the book.
What was your favorite book when you were a child?
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
How did you know you should become an author?
I loved telling tall tales as a child, and it was for others to figure out what was fact and what was fiction.
Peetie – that’s what my two-year old nephew calls me, and it’s perfect.
Favorite places to travel?
Anywhere warm with a white sand beach and crystal clear blue water.
Coke or Pepsi?
Action or Drama?
Beach or Pool?
Cats or Dog?
Cats, of course.
We’re All Different But We’re All Kitty Cats: First Day of School by Peter J. Goodman
Carlos, a kitty cat with no fur, gets ready for his first day of school. Miss Bobsie, the teacher begins with a classroom ice-breaker, which allows the kitties to highlight two qualities they feel are unique about themselves. Carlos, clearly different because he does not have fur, decides to emphasize this physical trait, and the whole class laughs at him. After class, the school bully, Vinny, picks on Carlos. When two of his classmates witness this event, they stand up for Carlos. As the story unfolds, the reader will see how Carlos deals with and overcomes his insecurity, ultimately TRIUMPHANT in the end.
1 copy of We’re All Different But We’re All Kitty Cats
Open to US only