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ISBN: 978-09907199-0-8

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Katy the Cooking Kangaroo

By Carmen Owens
Illustrated by Taquon Middleton

Katy is a big brown-eyed kangaroo who loves to cook. After being coached by one of her friends, Katy decides to enter a cooking contest. Entering this contest was something very new to Katy. She had never been in any type of competition before. She was a little nervous but her friend encouraged her to hang in there and by doing so, Katy learns a very valuable lesson, “you will never know unless your try and you are only a loser if you don’t try.

About the Author

Ms. Owens is a native of New York City. She was raised in the Amsterdam Houses in Manhattan along with her father, mother and four siblings. Ms. Owens is also the mother of three children and grandmother of five. Her inspiration for writing children’s books came from the affection she has for her children and grandchildren. Ms. Owens has also drawn inspiration from her husband of 22 years. She encourages children of every religion, ethnic, and social background that you can achieve anything in life if you put your heart, mind, and soul into it. She also encourages children to place God first, and to believe in yourself even when nobody else does, because “if there’s a will there’s always away.”