Pamela Wight discusses her new picture book Molly Finds Her Purr

A Purr-fect new picture book by Pamela Wight – readilearn

Today, I am talking with author Pamela Wight about her new picture book Molly Finds Her Purr. I previously introduced you to Pamela when her first picture book Birds of Paradise was released in 2017. You can read that interview here.

The importance of being true to yourself and the acknowledgment of the strength of friendship, even when differences exist, are strong themes in Pamela’s books.

Birds of Paradise is a delightful story of two sparrows Bert and Bessie who discover that friendship can unite even for two with very different attitudes to life.

In Molly Finds Her Purr, Molly the cat discovers that a purr comes from finding a circle of friends, and that friendship can be strong despite their outward differences.

Both books are beautifully illustrated by Shelley Steinle who has added a secret character for children to find on every page.

I am delighted that some of my words of praise for Birds of Paradise were used on the back cover of Molly Finds Her Purr. I wrote, “Shelly Steinle’s illustrations are gorgeous and perfectly complement Pamela Wight’s lovely story.” I could say exactly the same in praise of Molly Finds Her Purr.

A little about Pamela Wight

Pamela S. Wight writes fiction for children and adults. She is the published author of The Right Wrong Man and Twin Desires, and pens a popular weekly blog called Roughwighting ( She teaches creative writing classes in the Boston and San Francisco areas. Her first picture book, Birds of Paradise, published in 2017, was a finalist in the 2018 International Book Awards.

About Molly Finds Her Purr

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67 thoughts on “A Purr-fect new picture book by Pamela Wight – readilearn

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  2. Erica/Erika

    Hi Norah, I really enjoy reading Pamela’s engaging, witty blog. I plan to order “Molly Finds Her Purr” for my granddaughters for Christmas. The cover is beautifully illustrated. Now I am curious about the secret character:)

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    1. Pamela

      Many thanks, Erica. Hmm, perhaps a hint is in order about the special character, which is “hidden” on every page. A different color one on each page, also. It’s magical with a lean body and gossamer wings yet seen flying all over here this past summer. Did that hint help?

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        1. Norah Post author

          It was a good hint. Pity I gave the secret away. I guess they don’t call me blabber mouth for nothing. (Actually, I’ve never been called blabber mouth. I’m usually good at keeping secrets.)

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    2. Norah Post author

      Oh, Erica. I’m so pleased to hear that. I’m sure your granddaughters will love Molly. It is a beautiful book. The secret isn’t really a secret, I suppose. Maybe I mislead you there. Apologies. On each page Shelley has added a beautiful dragonfly for children to find (in Birds of Paradise, there is a ladybug). We are told at the front of the book to find it. It is very cute and offers something extra for the children to find and discuss. Enjoy! 🙂

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      1. Erica/Erika

        Norah, The book sound visually beautiful, too. I looked on a couple of weeks ago and at the time it was only available I will check again, and it may be in our book stores, too. A perfect Christmas gift for my grandchildren (3 1/2 and 6)

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    1. Pamela

      You’re a pure delight, Annika. Always. Aren’t I lucky to be here on Norah’s blog? She’s a pure delight too. ❤ In fact, I so wish the three of us delightful writers/bloggers could meet up together in person sometime. Dreams do come true, you know.

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