“awesome very adorable and sad both at the same time”Lelandlrms2018 wrote this review 4 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Having a 17 year old cat, I could totally relate to how you love a cat but it also loves you. Of course, I cried at the end. Not that well written but I still liked it.”Roni A wrote this review 13 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“My mom and I named my cat after this little guy: )”Angela Eick wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“It was bad...”Anthony G wrote this review Wednesday, April 3, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I give this a five. Its about a cat that has a really sad story. He was left at a library to die. Soon a caring person helps him and soon takes care of him, and she falls in love with this cat. ”Sara_Cook wrote this review Monday, April 1, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“i love dewey! a sensitive cat who gives his best to put a smile on your face. reading this book made me appreciate my pet cats more. ”monti wrote this review Monday, April 1, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Well I finally finished this book. I was not overly impressed with this book. I thought I would be reading more about Dewey than life in Spencer Iowa.
I did enjoy the beginning and how Dewey came to live in the library. The rest with her personal life was not all that interesting.
Learning about how Dewey touched people was interesting but that was all I enjoyed.”
“I debated reading this book for such a long time because I did know how it ended but I'm so glad that I did even though I cried for a good 20 minutes when I finished . It was so much more than a library cat story. It was a story of small town life, love of family, determination in the face of deep stress and yes, a sweet little kitten who became the toast of the town of Spencer, Iowa. Working in a library myself I can tell you that a lot of the issues in this book are true especially in the areas of funding and expansion. Libraries are often on the lowest rung of the city money ladder. Oops, that probably sounded bitter. ;) If you love animals or if you love libraries you will enjoy this book. (But I'll still never watch "Old Yeller").”Ellen R wrote this review Monday, March 25, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Sounds adorable”Anna S wrote this review Monday, February 25, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Dewy By Vicki Myron & Bret Witter
Dewy is the story of a library cat in the small town of Spencer Idaho. Dewy becomes a permanent resident of the local library after ending up in the drop box on a blistering cold night. Vicki who is the director of the library knows instantly that there is something special about him. What she didn't know is the impact he would have on so many lives not only in Spencer but throughout the world. His demeanor is amazing. Not any animal could live in any public building. One that is trafficked highly by such a wide variety of people, from toddlers to high schooler's to seniors. He seems to know who needs him and the right amount of attention to give. Dewy becomes famous and people travel from all over just for a chance to meet him.
I just loved this book and I love non-fiction. A lot of memoirs or non-fiction of this type may not always be the best written, whether that be lack of talent or the ability to obtain an awesome co-writer to pull it all together. I found this one to be very well written. The stories surrounding Dewy were wonderful and I am so glad Vicki decided to tell them in this form. I had never heard of such a thing as a cat living in a library until this book came out. After reading it I for one wish I lived in a town like Spencer. It made me miss my childhood of growing up in a small town and I wish I was able to get away and live somewhere like that now.
I also was riveted by Vicki's personal story and Dewy's impact in it. Her life story touched parts deep within me that rang so true. I really do not ever highlight or remember quotes from what I read. This quote however I highlighted because it rang so true, "A hero of mine, Dr. Charlene Bell, says everyone has a pain thermometer that goes from zero to ten. No one will make a change until they reach ten. Nine won't do it. At nine, you are still afraid. Only ten will move you, and when you're there, you'll know. No one can make that decision for you."”