Purrball Meets Burrball in Brazil
Lives can change drastically when it is least expected. Hurricanes, tornados and in this case a devastating earthquake can cause buildings to crumble, bridges to collapse or even skyscrapers to fall to the ground. This is a story of what happens when one family is about to move to Brazil but an earthquake separates family members and their struggle to find the one that is missing. Purrball is Darryl’s best friend and he’s a cat. Darryl is telling us how he has said his farewells to his friends and Purrball is excited to come along to Brazil. He’s a little afraid that he is going to ride in the plane on the floor near Darryl’s feet. Going to the airport both Darryl and Purrball were tired so they decided to search on his map on his phone for their location. They had fun doing this together. Smart Cat! All of a sudden things start to shake up and the earth rumbles. Poor Purrball is separated from his family . He runs hard and fast but he is on his own but fortunately he has his mom’s phone and charger. He finds himself in the middle of nowhere and here is where the real adventure begins as he meets Sloth a cute guy on a tree and now everyone will learn the meaning of understanding and embracing differences. So, in the name of friendship he names the sloth Burrball because of his fur. Both are happy and the Sloth is thrilled with his new name. Trying to get a signal on the phone and texting a message. Hope he gets through to someone soon! But, the screen goes blank and now he realizes the phone has no battery. Poor Purrball what is he going to do? Meaning while someone was looking at photos but no one offered to call. But, someone took pictures of both Purrball and Burrball and you won’t believe where they wound up. Darryl and his family checked out the pictures and something changed? Were they able to connect with Purrball? What message did they get? How would they ever find him? If they find both of them what would happen to Burrball? Would he stay with Darryl and his family or will they drive him back to his tree. A sloth is a type of animal that lives in trees in South and Central America and that moves very slowly but our friend Burrball is quite astute and smart. He might not move at a breaking speed but he and Purrball make a great team. So what happens at the end and will they remain friends? You have to read this story to find out for yourself whether a cat and a sloth can become friends even though they are not of the same species of animal. Wouldn’t it be nice if all people would think like they did and become friends helping each other in times of crisis or danger or just because they want to be friends. Family love, loyalty, friendship, kindness and understanding come into play as an earthquake changes it all and a family goes in search of one of its members and two different animals just might find a link to real friendship.
Fran Lewis: Just reviews/MJ Magzine