Wednesday, 23 July 2014

The Brave Kitten by Holly Webb (Children's, 7 years +, 10E/10E)

June 2014, Little Tiger Press, 128 pages, Paperback, Review copy

Themes: volunteering at a vets, close friendship with family, accidents, fear, loss, injured animal, z

Content: humour, cuteness, tissues needed

Summary from Little Tiger Press
A brand new tale in the Animal Stories series from best-selling author Holly Webb, about a girl and her brave pet cat.

Helena loves to help out at the vet’s surgery where her older cousin Lucy works as a nurse. Then one day, a young  cat is rushed in, having been injured by a car. Helena helps to care for the cat she calls Caramel, but where will he go if his owner can’t be found?
The Brave Kitten is the 28th book in Holly Webb’s Animal Stories series, a must for animal loving girls and boys aged six to eight years.

Nayuleska's thoughts
Holly's books are always adorable and nail-biting reads. Caramel's story had more of an impact on me because my current cat went through a similar ordeal, except she had broken her pelvis and was emaciated along with the broken leg. I cried a lot watching Caramel unable to understand why his leg was different. 

The way he grew to love being stroked in certain places while he was sick is exactly the same for Belle, as is the fear and desperation Helen had when Caramel went missing-I've stayed up a few times when Belle, normally a home cat, was absent.  I enjoyed the friendship between Helen and her older cousin, it was like they were sisters, and it was fun seeing Helen's grandmother help with caring for Caramel. Another fantastic read by Holly!

Find out more on Holly's website.

Suggested read
Another of Holly's cute books which has a Question & Answer session with Holly(! I'm quite the fangirl for anything by Holly) is The Scruffy Puppy (Children's, 7 years +, 10E/10E)

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