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The Cross-Eyed Kitten

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Such a cute book about love without conditions. The illustrations are incredibly beautiful, and give the younger audience a perfect visual reference. My four year old and I read the book together and she absolutely adored it. My daughter loved the little crossed-eyed kitten, and kept repeating how cute he is! I also really loved the shoutout to adopting and utilizing our humane societies. Very wonderful and clever book.

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What an adorable story! It brings me back to the simplicity of the childrens books from my childhood. We all deserve to be chosen by a loving family, like this adorable kitten.

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I just read this book with my daughter and we loved it. She is obsessed with kittens and loves all of the illustrations in this book. The book is the perfect length for a bedtime story. I think it would be great for a kid who is going to get their first pet. When getting a rescue pet sometimes the ones that are a little different love you the most.

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It's a cute story but I thought the sentences where a bit long for a children's book.
If you are reading it to a child, it doesn't matter but when the child wants to read it themselves it'll be difficult.
Also she said "yellow kitten" when the cat is orange.
Beautiful art.

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I wanted to just read something very quickly as a pick me up and I saw this book and I LOVE cross eyed kitties. I thought it was cute and I am so glad that Ali saw the benefit of not just adopting a pet that was or looked normal. I thought the art was pretty cute but I wouldn't have minded more kitten action at the end.

Thank you NetGalley and to the publisher for the opportunity to review this book for my honest opinion.

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3.7 ⭐️
A cute story about embracing differences. The art is so vivid and well done. This is ideal for ages 6-8, with the amount of copy, and will likely appeal more towards little girls.

Ali, age seven, excitedly wakes up on her birthday in anticipation of a new kitten. She must exercise patience until they can get to the Humane Society and pick out the perfect kitten. None of the kittens seem to be catching her eye, until she comes across a misfit that was rejected by everyone else for being different. It was love at first sight. Her excuse for wanting the kitten sends a heart-warming message about acceptance.

Overall, I felt like the beginning was fluff and the ending was too abrupt for the message to really get across. More value could be received if the story started with her picking out the kitten, and then have her defend her newfound friend against bullying kids, to further validate that everyone deserves love and acceptance.

I grew up with a beautiful blue-eyed Siamese cat that I nicknamed “Cross-Eyed Kee-Kat” so this title really tickled my childhood memories 💕

Thank you to NetGalley, The Storyteller Books, and Judith M. Ackerman for this ARC in exchange for an honest review!

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The Cross-Eyed Kitten tells a story of a young girl celebrating her 7th birthday with one wish-to adopt a kitten from the Humane Society. I think the story realistically depicts what it is like to walk to halls of an animal shelter looking for a pet. It provides great descriptive words and would be an excellent social story to demonstrate what it will be like for a family to find and adopt a pet. The text is large and plain which provides parents or grown-ups the opportunity to draw attention to certain words or sections of the story. The pictures provide excellent support for the story, which is a great aspect for little learners!

Thank you NetGalley and Judith M. Ackerman for giving me the opportunity to read and review the story!

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This Cross-Eyed Kitten is a beautifully written and illustrated children's book about the importance of acceptance and inclusion. The main character, Ali wishes for a kitten for her birthday. When her parents take her to the animal shelter she just can't seem to find the perfect kitten....until she hears some other children laughing and making fun of an animal in the corner. She finds out they are ridiculing the most adorable cross-eyed kitten. Ali falls in love and convinces her parents to adopt the little cross-eyed kitten. This book could be used as a lesson in diversity, inclusion, disability awareness, bullying, etc. Not to mention the illustrations are GORGEOUS! Read this book with your children, you won't regret it!

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Wow, The Cross-Eyed Kitten was really a sweet and heartwarming book.

The illustration is so pretty and the book's messages are great. I love how Ali love and picked the cross-eyed kitten instead the other normal kitten to ADOPT, not buy everyone. It's gonna be fun to discuss it with children about this book.

The text on the book was pretty heavy, I think it will more suitable for the older kids.

Thanks NetGalley, BooksGoSocial, and Judith M. Ackerman for the ARC for the exchange of my honest review!

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I love me an orange kitten! This story was adorable and had a great meaning to it. The artwork was also cute.

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This was such a cute little story. It teaches children to choose kindness and to not discount somebody just because they look different. It was written in a way that would be simple for a child to read alone or with a parent. The art was cute, and the kitten was adorable.

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This book has some of the weirdest-looking illustrations I've ever seen in a children's book. All the characters look really creepy while the backgrounds look out of place. I'd actually thought these were AI-generated images until I looked up her illustrator and her portfolio.

The story is fine and very basic, but I appreciate its portrayal of #AdoptDontShop as well as its themes of compassion and embracing our differences.

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The writing was a little clunky but all in all so cute. I think it would be an amazing book for kids to read and see that everyone is deserving of love and affection even if they are a little different. P

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This book is about a little girl who gets a kitten. The illustrations are adorable. I recommend this book!

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It’s Ali’s birthday and, now that she’s seven, she wants nothing more than a kitten to call her own. She visits the local Humane Society to see which kitten will be best for her, but none of them touch her heart until she sees other children making fun of a small orange kitten.

Judith Ackerman’s tale captures Ali’s excitement at picking out a kitten and Olivia Manta’s delightful illustrations add to the gentle story.

This book is great for kids who like cats or are generally hoping to have a pet of their own soon.

I received an advance review copy from NetGalley and BooksGoSocial for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

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Thank you to NetGalley for an e-copy of The Cross Eyed Kitten by Judith M Ackerman in exchange for a honest review..This is a wonderful story about empathy and compassion for others and animals especially those who might have physical and mental limitations.Ali for her birthday is promised a kitten from the Humane Society.Ali can have any kitten she wants but she chooses the cross eyed kitten after witnessing other children make fun of it.Ali shows lots of compassion when her father tells her the kitten won’t see her like another cat and she responds that he will see two of her and will know how much she loves it.Wonderful book and illustration for preschoolers and early elementary students.

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This book had wonderful pictures. This book is about Ali, who gets a kitten for her seventh birthday. It would be relatable for many children and sends a message of inclusivity. The cat that Ali chooses is one that other children were making fun of. Sometimes if you look past the outside of something there may be a lot of love inside. I received an ebook from NetGalley and BooksGoSocial. This review is my own.

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The cover caught my attention because my mother also has a cross-eyed cat. Loves her to bits! I like the story but the art could have been better. There were too many words per page too. Just needs some light editing but otherwise it was good.

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This book was SO CUTE. Short and sweet, it got the point across. I thought that some illustrations were a tad bit creepy, I wasn't always the biggest fan of the characters' smiles... But other than that, adorable!!! When Ali explains why she chose the cross-eyed kitten... it truly wamed my heart.
The animals were beautifully drawn too, that's what stood out to me the most. Also, I appreciate how the family adopted an animal instead of going to a breeder!

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My daughter and I used to volunteer at one of the many local pet rescues, and I was really proud that our rescue always took the pets that no one else wanted. The funny thing was that when people came in and saw how much we were loving over our blind, deaf, 3-legged, etc pets they got more excited and wanted them more. It's okay to be different!
The little girl in this story wants the perfect pet, and in her case, it's the different cat who can share the most love.
Thanks to NetGalley for letting me read this cute story

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