Cousins Cristine Caton and Judy Ryan grew up in St. Louis, Missouri
Cristine Caton started her career as an elementary school teacher. She taught for 7 years before going on to other ventures. She ended her career as the owner of a print and copy shop where she did the layout and design for her customers using various computer graphics programs.
After retiring she decided to put both of these careers together to create the series of children's pictures called "The Adventures of Cefa the Cat". Cris did the writing and worked on the illustrations using her computer skills while Judy drew the characters and facial expressions. Working together Cefa the Cat became a reality.
Judy Drmacich Ryan has always been involved in drawing, painting and music. Of the two creative roads possible she chose to follow the music path first. She started a degree in Music Education then, after life happened and more than a few years passed, she finished that degree - better late than never. Still enjoying painting, drawing and music she is also an avid gardener. When her cousin Cris asked her to help with illustrating "The Adventures of Cefa the Cat" she was thrilled to say yes. This is her first venture into cartooning and is looking forward to more adventures with Cefa.
Cefa's stories are based on the adventures of the Caton's second Russian Blue cat. He was full of energy and got into a variety of sticky situations which made for some funny stories.
"The Adventures of Cefa the Cat" is a great read for elementary students who can read by themselves or by parents for those little ones who don't know how to read yet. They are working on the second book in the series. Watch for its release soon.
This is a story about a little girl who is trying to decide what she wants to be when she grows up. She has 10 choices but still can't decide. Should she be a nurse or maybe a teacher or even an astornaut. Maybe you can help her.
Hector Goes to School is the story of a cute puppy who love to play around. He gets so excited when people come to visit his master decided Hector needed to go to school to learn how to behave. In this story you will find out what Hector learns in school. Did he really learn how to behave? I guess you will have to read the story to the end to find out.
Andy lives in the city. His Uncle John lives on a farm. Andy is going to visit Uncle John and see all of the animals. As you turn the pages you will meet a different farm animal. Each animal tells Andy his story.
You will meet TanTan the sheep dog. Can you guess what his job on the farm is? You will meet Bella the cute cow who wears a bell around her neck. I am sure you know what her job is on t
"Who are Oswald and Phoebe" is the fourth in the series about “The Adventures of Cefa the Cat”. In Book #4, "Who are Oswald and Phoebe," Cefa, Bart and Norman finally find out what Drugu is building in the back yard . It is a big hole. He fills it with water. Drugu brings two new friends home with him. Can you guess who Oswald and Pheobe are and where they live? Do you think Cefa, Bart and Norman
“Norman Joins the Group” is the third in the series about “The Adventures of Cefa the Cat”.
In Book 3 Cefa and Bart are playing in the back yard. Suddenly Bart sees something moving in one of the bushes. He is curious and wants to explore but Cefa is not too sure. Who does Bart find there? Who is Norman? Is he mean or will he become a friend too?
In Book #1 of our series you learn that Cefa is adopted from the animal shelter. He loves his new house and yard. In this adventure Cefa meets someone in the garage. Cefa likes making friends and you will be excited to learn just who his first friend is.
You can visit Cefa’s website at www.cefathecat.com and become a fan on Cefa's facebook page at www.facebook.com/cefathecat.
The Adventures of Cefa the Cat is a picture book series of 6 books about a Russian Blue cat named Cefa. In book 1, Cefa Finds A Home, Cefa is adopted from the animal shelter by a nice man. Cefa loves his new house and yard. Then Cefa finds himself in a sticky situation when he discovers a BIG tree in the backyard. Learn what happens and who comes to Cefa's rescue. (815 words approx.)