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Kitty and the Moonlight Rescue

Kitty and the Moonlight Rescue

Published: 5 Sep 2019

Paperback / softback, 128 pages

Recommended for age 5+ and 7+

By Paula Harrison

Illustrated by Jenny Lovlie

Published by Oxford University Press

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Kitty is a hero-in-training with incredible feline powers. She dreams of being just like her superhero mum one day, but she's still got a lot to learn.

The Kitty series

Kitty and the Starlight Song
Kitty and the Twilight Trouble
Kitty and the Sky Garden Adventure

Reviewed by Rachel Elvidge

Kitty and the Moonlight Rescue is the first title of a delightful illustrated series. Kitty’s mum is a superhero with special powers which include speaking Cat! Kitty is excited to discover that she shares this ability, but will she be able to perform the same daring feats as her mum? Then a little kitten gets into trouble, and the local cats, led by Figaro, ask Kitty for help. Does she dare follow Figaro out onto the rooftops for an adventure of her own?

The first in a new series of six by Paula Harrison, this delightful, gentle story will capture the imagination of young readers. Kitty is an inspiring heroine, relying on bravery and determination as much as her superpowers. The mild peril is exciting enough to hold the interest, but it’s a not frightening read. This is a reassuring, comforting story and focuses as much on the growing friendship between Kitty and her cat gang as it does on any adventurous feats.

Beautifully illustrated by award-winner Jenny Lovlie, Kitty and the Moonlight Rescue has a confidence-boosting ratio of text to illustration. It has lots to offer new readers looking to build their reading confidence and resilience. It will also appeal to lovers of cats, and fans of animal stories and series such as Harriet Muncaster’s Isadora Moon.

Definitely, one to buy for your book corner or home reader box.

You can read a review of the second title in this series Kitty and the Tiger Treasure.

Rachel has 20 years experience in primary school teaching, most recently running reading interventions in an Ofsted Outstanding school in Essex. A firm believer that there is always something new to learn, she recently completed an MA in Early Childhood Education. In the same spirit, she also attends latin and ballroom lessons, sadly with a less than impressive outcome! Rachel works for Just Imagine as an Education Consultant, currently overseeing The Reading Journey.