Fireball: The Christmas Kitty!

Of course we all love the classic Christmas stories such as “A Christmas Carol” and “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer,” but it’s always nice to hear a new Christmas tale.  Try putting a new spin on your Christmas stories for the family this year with “Fireball:  The Christmas Kitty!”

This little gem was written by a Metro-Detroit children’s author, Patti Radakovich.  The story of Fireball was inspired by her very own adopted cat that was abandoned by his family.  After someone rescues Fireball from the side of the road, he is taken to a local animal shelter where he becomes friends with a little girl named Penny.  This story will surprise you and fire up the true Christmas spirit for you and your family!

Here’s what our Founder had to say about “Fireball:  The Christmas Kitty:”

“In search of a way to help promote local Detroit children’s authors through My Book Buddy, I stumbled across an article by CBS Detroit called, “Best Local Authors in Detroit.”  The section on Patti really sparked my interest.  It was apparent that she took pride in inspiring children to be better people and to feel proud of whom they are.  After expanding my research, I found that Patti also started a non-profit animal welfare organization called Basil’s Buddies in January of 2009 and that a portion of the profits from her book sales are donated to help animal welfare.  Since My Book Buddy strives to give back to the community and I have a special place in my heart for animals, I felt an instant connection to Patti’s work. 

Don’t let the practical cover or the glammed down illustrations throughout the book, “Fireball:  The Christmas Kitty,” deceive you.  To be honest, I was a little skeptical about whether or not I’d enjoy this story, but after the first few pages I was hooked.  The illustrations seemed to come to life as well!  The lessons of this story put this book in a category of its own.  I’m a big fan of this book and will be reading Fireball’s story during our sponsored Read Alongs in December!”

Purchase your own copy of “Fireball:  The Christmas Kitty” for this holiday season today on our website!  A portion of all sales of this book will be donated to support the animal welfare effort in the Metro-Detroit area.  If you’d like to donate directly to Basil’s Buddies, please visit