The Adventures of Vince the Cat – Heidi Bryant
Catnap Stories invites you on The Adventures of Vince the Cat, here to inspire our next generation into a love of languages and foreign travel.
Visit www.catnapstories.com for all versions of the book; available in E-book format (£4.99), Paperback (£6.99) and Hardback (£8.99).
What do people have to say?
“A delightful read for parents and little ones” – 5*
“Wonderfully illustrated and written with a great deal of love, this book shares an intimate story of Heidi and her soon to be best friend Vince the Cat […] We both look forward to the next chapter.” – Amazon Review
“Creative and entertaining” – 5*
“There is also a very handy French/English words section which is really helpful & educational too. The illustration of the story is top notch and the storyline is both engaging and entertaining, I look forward to more stories about Vince in the not too distant future.” – Amazon Review
“What a wonderful story. I’ve been waiting for this book to come out and have been lucky to see a sneak preview before its release. My daughter can’t wait to start learning Spanish and this is the perfect introduction…” – Customer review of ‘the Wonder of Seville’ from catnapstories.com.
About the series
‘At Catnap stories, we love learning, travelling and meeting new friends and we hope the children who read these stories will too’.
In a trilogy of magnificently illustrated stories, Vince the Cat is underway on a group of adventures to see the world on his faraway travels, but he wants to bring you too!
Developed with the same love and inspiration your young ones will feel when they read them, each book harnesses the mischievousness of cats as well as an ode to the wonder of cultural difference and importance of foreign languages. Vince provides the opportunity for children to see bedtime stories as an avenue to dream bigger and travel farther, with an educational twist that can inspire growing minds to learn more about the world, and even be motivated to learn a new language.
The series is aimed for children aged 6-11, but the treasure of travel is too fantastic, so whether you be the parent who reads or an older child who just wants to get away, these stories will not disappoint any culture craving.
Characters, including Vince, have been based off real people, and as you may predict, real cats! Even better still, the adventures are inspired off true experiences – ‘we may have changed the names of some to protect their identities!’
BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED STORIES TO INSPIRE THE NEXT GENERATION
The Catnap Stories Catalogue
Book 1 – Vince Goes to Paris
Introduce children to the wonderful French language with basic words and phrases, and even challenge them with more complex phrases! Glossary and pronunciation tips are also included at the end for any child or parent who needs help!
Book 2 – Vince Discovers The Golden Triangle
A vast, beautiful, culturally diverse and ancient land is the destination of Vince’s second adventure. Visiting some of the most famous sites, sampling cuisine and meeting endangered animals, Vince experienced the colourful Hindu festival, plays elephant polo and much more, eventually discovering the Golden Triangle.
Book 3 – Vince Discovers The Wonder Of Seville
In the newest release in the Catnap Stories series, Vince is immersed into Spanish culture and Castellano – the official language of Spain. It is springtime in the historic city, and along with Heidi and Adele, Vince rescues a beautiful kitten from a precarious situation. Visits the The Plaza de España, meets some wonderful new friends, and experiences many other delights!
Find Catnap Stories by the River on London’s Southbank between Tower Bridge and London Bridge this Christmas, from the 2nd to 8th December 2019. There will be the opportunity to purchase 1st Edition signed copies of each book.
About the Author
Heidi Bryant was born and is residing in Kent. She first discovered her love of languages in school at Fort Pitt Grammar where she learnt French, German, and Spanish, going on to receive an honours degree in Modern Languages at the Open University. Dissatisfied with just one degree, Heidi undertook and successfully achieved a master’s degree in Translation at London’s Metropolitan University, soon qualifying as a translator working on many documents and numerous subjects. Most recently she has translated a book about Ibiza – due out soon.
Post losing her beloved cat Mikki to old age in Summer 2018, it was this devastation that turned into inspiration for Catnap Stories and creating adventure stories with the memory of Mikki in mind, and as a constant source for creativity, which is where cats as the main characters first blossomed.
From a young age Heidi has been a lover of reading. One of her favourites was called ‘The Lonely House’, one she read time and time again! The Roald Dahl books she has read in full, as well as the series ‘Gobbolino the Witch’s cat’.
With a love for travel and an advocate for learning and embracing languages, Heidi combined her passions in Summer 2018 by writing these creative stories for children to take to their hearts. It is one of her greatest hopes to inspire children to see the world as she has, and to understand more about the languages, cultures and customs of other countries which continue to influence us, all contained within the beautiful illustrations that partner these books.