Title: Smitten with Kittens
Author: Florence Minor
Illustrator: Wendell Minor
Publisher: Charlesbridge, 2022
Format/Genre: narrative nonfiction
Themes: kittens, rhyme
Who isn’t smitten
with a kitten’s MEW
and all the cute things
that kittens will DO?
Get smitten with kittens in this rhyming picture book perfect for read-alouds. There’s so much to love about kittens–from their cute little mews to their unstoppable mischief-making! Turn to the back of the book for fascinating facts about cat behavior and care.
Why I like this book:
Smitten with Kittens is a book for all pet lovers, not just feline fanatics, but it would be an extra special gift for your kid(s) if you are about to adopt a kitten from a shelter. I would expect nothing less than adorable from this husband and wife athor/illustrator team, and I was not disappointed. All about the playful antics of kittens with beautiful illustrations in pencil with occasional splashes of color. The rhyming verse through the book skits along the pages beautifully with awesome page turns, and children will definitely enjoy and pick up on the rhymes to finish them themselves as you read it together.
The text is simple and strong young readers may enjoy reading it themselves.
The back of the book has some interesting facts and information for both children and adults alike and some helpful tips for children if wanting to adopt or care for a kitten.
Why not make a giant list of all the besets kitten names possible?
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