Cover Image: The Cross-Eyed Kitten

The Cross-Eyed Kitten

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date:

Member Reviews

The Cross Eyed Kitten is a sweet and heartwarming book about Ali, who is going to adopt a kitten for her birthday.

The illustrations are soft and beautiful, and I think children will enjoy exploring all of the different cats and dogs. The story is quite text heavy, so likely on for younger children to enjoy with the grownups. The book carries great messages to prompt discussion with children, around embracing difference, empathy and also the importance of adoption and caring cor animals.

Thank you BooksGoSocial and NetGalley for a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed are my own.

Was this review helpful?

adopt don't shop!

my eyes rolled when I saw that this was a story about a child getting a kitten but then they go to a rescue which made me rather happy.

lovely little story

Was this review helpful?

I felt this was a really cute story for kids to learn about how loving pets that are different is just as important as loving humans that are too. I enjoyed that Ali took her time looking at all the pets and really thought about which one she wanted.

Was this review helpful?

This was a nice story about a girl who is excited about getting her first pet as a birthday present from her parents. The illustrations were adequate but not striking, though the little girl is portrayed very nicely.

This book has many good messages, and will help children to develop a sense of empathy towards others. I also liked that it advocated for adopting a pet rather than going to a breeder.

Themes handled with a light touch include bullying, ridicule and the importance of choosing to judge others on things that are more important than physical appearance. This is demonstrated as the little girl choses a kitten on the basis of kindness and personal chemistry rather than perceived cuteness alone.

Was this review helpful?

This book begins with a little girl who wants a kitten for her birthday. The book goes on to describe the experience of going to the humane society to pick one out. While there the girl notices one cat being bullied because it has cross-eyes.
Definitely a good moral of helping animals in need by adopting and not buying. This story also teaches to look beyond the physical.
The illustrations were good. Not very bright. The pages also have quite a few words so you will need to read it for your younger child.

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

Was this review helpful?