Smitten With Kittens – Perfect Picture Book Friday

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Title: Smitten with Kittens

Author: Florence Minor

Illustrator: Wendell Minor

Publisher: Charlesbridge, 2022

Ages: 2-5

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?

Each week a group of bloggers reviews picture books we feel would make great educational reads. To help teachers, caregivers and parents, we have included resources and/or activities with each of our reviews. A complete list of the thousands of books we have reviewed can be found sorted alphabetically and by topics, here on Susanna Leonard Hill’s website.

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10 Responses to Smitten With Kittens – Perfect Picture Book Friday

  1. Jilanne F Hoffmann says:

    I am smitten, of course! Thanks for the rec, Joanna! P.S. Your camping trip looked fantastic!

  2. What a sweet book for animal lovers. The illustrations look adorable — like the use of black and white with splashes of color. Such an appealing cover. Nice choice today!

  3. Now I am seeing “strong” young readers carrying lots of books! Hee hee! Will be on the lookout for this one!

  4. As a cat-lover, I’ll have to check this one out for sure!

  5. who among us has not been smitten with kittens? Definitely looking for this one.

  6. Joanna says:

    Right?! I can’t think of anyone who won’t enjoy this.

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