Behind the Scenes of the Books

The Tales of Tiggy & Tobias

Written and illustrated by Shanthi Thiruppathi, The Tales of Tiggy & Tobias is a book series inspired by two cats who live by the sea. Although Tiggy and Tobias are brothers, they are opposite in looks and personality. Shanthi observed a special bond between the cats and realized the two brothers would make an interesting pair of storybook characters. She proceeded to write a collection of tales about the sea cats and their beach adventures.

 The book series consists of nine volumes. Each book highlights a renowned set of moral values from the Fruit of the Holy Spirit; love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. The first book of the series called Brotherly Love, establishes the characters and the love shared between brothers. The second and third books of the series highlight the value of kindness and patience. Stay tuned as each series is released! 





Written and illustrated by Shanthi Thiruppathi, The Doll Cat is a story inspired by a one of a kind cat named Chloe. As a cat lover, Shanthi knows that each cat has their own personality but Chloe’s is particularly unique. Shanthi always finds herself saying, “You are such a doll!” in response to the cute things that Chloe does. Many others who witness Chloe’s unique behavior compare her to a doll.

This led Shanthi to realize that Chloe was storybook inspiration. The Doll Cat highlights several of Chloe’s doll-like habits through a sweet story about a girl named Fiona who wants a doll, but instead finds a cat who is the most precious doll of all. The Doll Cat Goes To Paris is an adventurous sequel where the Doll Cat gets lost during a trip to Paris and must find her way back to Fiona.