Article first published as Book Review: A Necklace for Jiggsy by Kit Grady on Blogcritics.

Author and Artist: Kit Grady
PRINT ISBN: 978-1-61633-091-0; 1616330910
eBook ISBN: 978-1-61633-092-7; 1616330929

Here lately I have been doing a lot of reviews of books published by Guardian Angel Publishing. Every book I have reviewed has left me with a warm fuzzy feeling in my heart. This book, A Necklace for Jiggsy, is just as wonderful as the previous ones I have reviewed. There is a valuable lesson to be learned from each book.

Jiggsy is a junk yard dog always in search of food. The life of a junk yard dog is not easy. Jiggsy must get up pretty early if he wants to get a bite to eat. The yard is not a safe place because Jiggsy is surrounded with thieves. His only possession is his favorite pillow.

Jiggsy finds a very expensive necklace. Will he keep the necklace or will he return it to its owner? When someone steals Jiggsy’s favorite pillow, it makes him stop to think about what if feels like when someone steals something of value from you.

I am very fond of a Necklace for Jiggsy because it can be used to teach young children the importance of being honest, and that it is not good to keep something they found if they know to whom the item belongs to.

It is very rare to come across a great book with a great message written and illustrated by the same person. A Necklace For Jiggsy is written and illustrated by Kit Grady. Ms. Grady brought her story to full life with her brilliant and masterful illustrations. She bestowed a huge honor upon me by giving me a free copy of her book for review.


14 responses to this post.

  1. I love Kit’s work. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on her latest.


  2. Posted by thedarkphantom on September 19, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    Wonderful review! I didn’t know you also wrote for Blogcritics! 🙂


    • Hi Mayra,

      Firstly, thank you for stopping by. Secondly, I have you to thank, I learned about Blogcritics after reading your book ” Slippery Art Of Book Reviewing.” I figured it would not hurt to apply, and much to my delight I was approved to be a writer for them. Thank you, thank you!
      Warmest regards,


  3. A book that can teach a lesson & entertain is a keeper. Good luck!
    J. Aday Kennedy
    The Differently-Abled Writer & Speaker


  4. Jessica,
    I confer with you! Kit’s book is definitely a keeper. Thanks for stopping by.


  5. These two books seem ideal fare for small children. Your reviews make me eager to read both of them.

    Books for Kids – Manuscript Critiques


  6. This book sounds like an excellent one for young kids because it teaches an important lesson in a fun way.


  7. my goodness,
    Thank you guys,


  8. Thanks for sharing the great review, Nicole! Kit’s illustrations are great, and I love her work!


  9. wow! Very instructive.

    Helps to cultivate important values and good deeds.

    Perfect for little boys and girls ..



  10. Hi Adelle,

    I am so glad you enjoyed the review!



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