“From the Pocket of an Overcoat” (Friendly Falls Press; Archway Publishing from Simon & Schuster), by author and illustrator Robert Vincent, is the perfect picture book for back-to-school reading as teachers gear up to return this fall. Ideal for elementary students pre-K through second grade, “From the Pocket of an Overcoat” takes young readers on an animated and meaningful journey that affirms individuality and acceptance through great storytelling.
Available online at Amazon, bn.com, target.com, and at the book’s website, maxbuckles.com, as well as select bookstores, “From the Pocket of an Overcoat” is based on the real-life story of a cat named Max adopted by Vincent’s son Matthew from a homeless woman in Dallas who found Max as a tiny kitten and had him in the pocket of her overcoat as she was trying to find him a home. The tale is about an affable cat, Max Buckles, and how he finds himself and his way to a new home – moving from the cozy overcoat pocket of Sally in the city, to the country with Farmer Buckles and his other animals, including four dogs – Sam, Tots, Scotty (who isn’t Scottish but is plaid), and Junior Buckles. Along the way, he discovers a true sense of belonging within his new family. As told through the journey of Max the cat, this is a story about self-identity, acceptance, and animal rescue and adoption.
“As teachers and students head back to school after a surreal few years, this book puts things in perspective and gives everyone a welcomed dose of love, fun, and humor,” notes Vincent.
Readers and fans of Max Buckles can like and follow the book on Instagram and Facebook, and can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with proof of purchase to get a special Thank You note from Max himself. In addition, a portion of each book sale will be donated to organizations that promote animal rescue and adoption – The Humane Society, Best Friends, and Alley Cat Allies.
To learn more, visit www.maxbuckles.com or explore the following hashtags: #maxbuckles, #maxbucklesbooks, #maxthecat, #readenjoysharemax and #fromthepocketofanovercoat.
About Robert Vincent
Robert Vincent is a children’s book author and illustrator, as well as the author of a number of other literary works. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Kathy. Robert and Kathy’s son Matthew is a violinist with the Oakland Symphony and Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera. In December 2009, Matthew adopted a lovable black cat named Max. The rest, as they say, is history.