Little Cat’s Luck

By Marion Bauer, published 2016

“When you are expecting the moon, it can be hard to know what to say to a small red squirrel. But still, the little cat gathered herself quickly. She was a polite cat.”

Little Cat's Luck - Children's bookI was sitting on my porch, when a little orange cat came by, clearly looking for its own special place. It walked into my house, sniffed around, and purred. That was when I knew for sure I would have to review this children’s book, all about a little cat looking for its own place.

The whole story is told from the little cat’s point of view, and the animals are all personified. It makes for a bit of humor, as well as sweetness and sadness. There is one unexpected moment, when the little cat turns out to have kittens, and I go, “Huh? I thought it was an indoor cat.” However, I decided to skip over the biological impossibility, and assume parents will be able to handle it.

Despite reading like prose, this children’s book is formatted in short lines, as in a poem. This makes the book extremely suitable for a read-aloud, as well as convenient for young readers. I had avoided children’s books formatted this way, but as I read it, I realized it works. It makes the narrative very easy to take in. There are also lovely line drawings scattered throughout the children’s book.

Recommended for young children who love animals.

Find this children’s book on Amazon
Find this at your local indie bookstoreSupport Independent Bookstores - Visit IndieBound.org
Posted in Ages 5-8, Contemporary, Read-Aloud, Waldorf-Aligned
Share this
Free Subscription to Book Reviews
Your email address will not be shared with anyone else. New book reviews are sent once a month.
Click Here to Subscribe

Click to view our newsletter archives.
Support Your Local Bookstores
Advertisement
Social Media Sites
Follow Me on Pinterest
Literature for Kids