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Dizzy Lizzie

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The illustrations were beautifully  done and very realistic. Loved the story and love that adoption play a role
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~ Thanks to NetGalley and BooksGoSocial for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review ~

*Please note that this review was delayed due to a period of health complications 

What a sweet little book! "Dizzy Lizzie" is a great way to introduce children to the pet adoption process, because it gives you a good idea of what goes on before the animals arrive at the shelter in some cases, and that the whole purpose of adopting them out is for them to find new forever families. The writing was very cutesie, which worked for the most part, although I personally was a little put off by amount of times that the words "Mama's milk" was used the first time I read it - but that's just me having to get my brain used to switching between material aimed at adults vs children. The illustrations were so colourful and appealing, and I'll definitely be recommending this to my friends. 

The single element that stopped this from being 5 stars for me is that I was a highly sensitive child, and the scene where Lizzie is separated from her mother may be upsetting for children who are also easily moved emotionally. Most of the time, mother cats will be reunited with kittens at shelters, so I was surprised to see that wasn't the case here. It actually made me sad for a bit! Maybe the majority of kids will be uneffected by that scene, but I know that if I was reading it as a child I probably would have ended up bawling and needing to talk with my parents, so I wanted to put that out there for parents with children who have high EQs. 

In summary, a lovingly illustrated book with a happy ending. I would 100% recommend this in general, but especially if your family is considering adopting an animal.
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The grandkids and I always enjoy stories about animals and a rescue story is one of our favourites. When a litter of kittens is found in an abandoned building, they are taken to the animal shelter, looked after and prepared for adoption. Dizzy Lizzie is the runt of the litter and as each of her siblings gets adopted, she keeps hoping. It is just her and sister left and she wants to go with sister. She does everything she can to show the lady adopting her that they belong together. As we read this story, we were rooting for a forever home for Dizzy Lizzie and at least one of her siblings to stay together. We did not realize that it was based on a true story, but it is very believable as litters of kittens are often surrendered to animal rescue. This is a beautifully illustrated story with large and vibrant images to add to the story. Of course animal rescue is near and dear to our hearts as my son's family has a dog and cat, both rescued. What a great story to read to children and with families, especially when they are considering getting a pet. You can talk about how it would feel if siblings were separated, and how wonderful it is to have that lifelong friend. Also about rescuing animals instead of purchasing from a breeder and the importance of neutering and spaying pets. This is one I recommend for families, public libraries, schools and classrooms
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Thank you BooksGoSocial and Netgalley for the eARC in exchange for my honest review.

I enjoyed this book! It was cute and delivered a wellrounded story of a kitten who never gives up and will fight for what she wants. It defintely opens the door for discussions with children about persistence and stubbornness with everyday life events. I did wish there was more rhyming within the book to keep it flowing better, as well as shorter sentences. I always find shorter sentences cause younger children to lose focus faster. Overall, I enjoyed this book and would recommend to others.
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My download was distorted, and I can't try redownloading the book, so I'm afraid I can't write a proper review.
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This is an adorable story about how a small kitten overcomes many challenges. It also illustrates the importance of rescues and being kind to animals. Recommended to cat lovers young and old.
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It was a nice read, about a kitten who is not giving up and always fights for what she wants - which is nice and cute. The story does have a bittersweet taste, but it could be great to open some important discussions with the little ones.

The art was quite static... and I couldn't really get into it.
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How does the smallest in a litter of wild kittens get enough to eat? What does that kitten do when they are found and taken to a shop to be adopted? And how will that smallest kitten stay with its closest sibling? These are all questions Lizzy must be able to answer if she is to stay with her sister, Kimba.

An adorable story about a kitten finding its forever home and managing to stay with at least one of the siblings from its litter. It reminded me of when my mom found a litter of kittens in the woods behind our house, and me and my sisters each adopted one for ourselves. My mom took care of the mother cat, of course.
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Dizzy Lizzie is a story of a litter of kittens and their mama. Dizzy Lizzie is the runt of the litter. The illustrations are adorable and the story is very sweet. The story is appropriate for a younger audience. 

Would I recommend this to a friend? 
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I decided to read this picture book as I'm a cat lover and when I was young I was nicknamed Dizzy Lizzie (My names Sharah Lizzie). Kat E. Erikson has written a lovely story about a kitten named Lizzie who is the runt of the litter. Lizzie and her siblings are discovered under an old house and adopted by caring people. With thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for my Kindle version of this book.
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A beautifully illustrated picture book.
A tale of strength and overcoming adversity, no matter your size or place.
Showing young readers the idea of change, coping with change, their emotions and anger.
Some important life lessons behind the cutesy story and images.
Thank you Netgalley for the e-arc.
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This is such a lovely book! My son is a cat brother himself so we loved reading this story about the teeny tiny Dizzy Lizzie who does cute things to get the things she wants.

The illustrations are beautiful and so is the kittens' journey.

If you are looking for a pet for your child, read this book to them first.
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Sweet little book showing sibling love demonstrated through kittens.  The illustrations are perfect and true to life in the events described.  I loved the parts where the words rhymed and wished maybe the writing could be shortened.  The adoption story was really sweet and it was a great lesson on not giving up.
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A nice story, with good illustrations. Our wee daughter enjoyed the story of Dizzy Lizzie. It's a nice underlying tale, with some interesting rhyming parts which give it some extra energy.
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Thank you so much to Net Galley and BooksGoSocial for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. As always all opinions stated are entirely my own. Dizzy Lizzie was such a cute book! I also love the message of perseverance that was shown throughout the story. The illustrations for this book were stunning as well!
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Is a very cute book about a kitten that is the smallest of the litter.
The drawings are adorable.
very good for children!
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I volunteered with a cat rescue for many years, so a book about rescue kittens was sure to steal my heart. This book is the imagined story of how the author's two cats came to live with her.

Dizzy Lizzie is the runt of the litter and struggles against her eight siblings to nurse on Mama. One day, a wrecking ball comes through the kitties' home, and the workers take the kittens away, leaving Mama behind. A kind lady bottle feeds the kittens until they are adopted one by one. This story paints a realistic picture of how many kittens come to find themselves in shelters and rescues.

The pictures are adorable, and though it is very sad when the kittens are taken from Mama, it is a happy story overall. I plan to return to volunteering one day once my daughter is older, and I look forward to sharing this book with her.

I received a digital ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to NetGalley and BooksGoSocial.
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This was a cute book about kittens in a litter, including little Dizzy Lizzie. I liked the use of onomatopoeia. I think this would be a good talking point for kids regarding how kittens are often separated from their mothers at what we would consider a young age.
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Dizzy Lizzy’  is a beautiful story about a litter of kittens and in particular one kitten called Lizzie. 

This book is beautifully illustrated throughout, with pretty autumn and summer colours. I love the illustrations of the kittens, which make me think of JiJi in Studio Ghibli ‘ Kiki’s delivery service’, they have characterful faces and Lizzie in particular stands out.

I find that my daughter pays particular attention when there is repetition in the text and this story has plenty of this. ‘She bit and spit, she threw a hissy fit’ is repeated in the story. This works really well to evoke the character of Lizzie. She is a feisty and determined and works hard to find her forever home.
Based on a true story, this is a heartwarming tale which I’m sure plenty of young children with a love of animals would enjoy.

There is plenty of words in this picture book so I would say the age group would be for older toddlers and preschoolers.
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This one is cute! A story on how we human become cat moms ❤️

Love the illustrations.

Need more cat mom stories.
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