Kitty Counts Her Blessings

A children's picture book about the joy of gratitude

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Pub Date 08 Oct 2021 | Archive Date 05 Nov 2021

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Description

“ONE blessing, TWO, THREE blessings, FOUR—Let me keep counting and go seek some more!”

Children are experts at finding delight everywhere they look, even when life gets a little dark. Kitty Counts Her Blessings celebrates that gift—and shares a lesson in counting besides.

As the story begins, Kitty has no trouble counting her blessings, from the sun on her nose to the zing of the bees. But when rain threatens to spoil her fun, finding blessings isn't so easy. Then she remembers learning hide-and-seek, and suddenly joys are around every corner—and before long, so is her boy, ready to play and count along with her.

This cheerful, rhyming book invites children and the grownups who love them to seek the blessings in their own world.

How many blessings can your little one count today?

“ONE blessing, TWO, THREE blessings, FOUR—Let me keep counting and go seek some more!”

Children are experts at finding delight everywhere they look, even when life gets a little dark. Kitty Counts...


Advance Praise

"Kitty Counts Her Blessings is adorable and educational. Children will love the beautiful illustrations and delightful, captivating rhymes. The simple text and warm inviting illustrations make a perfect read for little ones. The fun rhymes encourage language awareness and the story teaches how to appreciate the positive things in life. Most of all, Kitty Counts Her Blessings is just fun to read! I would highly recommend it to parents looking for a charming animal story for their children."

~ International Review of Books, Gold Achievement Badge Winner


"Kitty Counts Her Blessings is a fun way to learn numbers and to realize the many blessings we all have each and every day. Most of the presentation is in rhyming verse with repetition of number words, so young readers can start to recognize these words and improve their reading skills. This is a beautiful, fun, interactive book for young readers."

~ Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite, Five-Star Award


"I read every word of this delightful book with such happiness flowing through me. What a joy to join Kitty as she does her antics throughout the day while also inspiring my young daughter to learn her numbers and be able to spell them. Truly brilliant."

~ Dr. Ashna Sen, author of Re-Imagining Mathematics: Learning through the Magic of Nature, the Arts and Friendship

"Kitty Counts Her Blessings is adorable and educational. Children will love the beautiful illustrations and delightful, captivating rhymes. The simple text and warm inviting illustrations make a...


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ISBN 9780578999913
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3.5 stars. The illustrations are absolutely gorgeous! They're so bright and colorful and fanciful! I lingered over them for quite a while and really enjoyed all the detail. I'm sure young kids will really appreciate and engage with them. The story is told in rhyme, and there are places where the word choices and rhythm are sacrificed to the rhyming structure. That said, the message is sweet and there are lots of lively sounds that kids will enjoy imitating. Because of the "blessing" term, I probably wouldn't use this at my public schools, but I'm sure it would be enjoyed in personal and community libraries. I would have enjoyed having it on the bookshelf in my Sunday school classroom or church nursery too! Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review!

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One way of connecting with God and others is having a heart of gratitude. It is a learned virtue that gives spiritual blessing and joy. Kitty starts her day counting her blessing and goes to finding blessing that she finds difficult to find. This is a great conversation to have with your kiddos. A heart of gratitude is spiritual well being and maturity. It is so important not only for our children but for us as well. It is contagious so go catch you some gratitude with this delightful book. A special thank you to Books Go Social and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review

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The cover was love at first sight for my 3.5-year-old! My daughter loves cats and the cover is so colourful, that once she had a look at the cover page, she went absolutely crazy! The message of this book is very positive, but I could do without the rhymes at some parts. It helps with learning numbers, in finding the bright side of every situation and appreciating your life. Many thanks for NetGalley and BooksGoSocial for this Advance Reading Copy.

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4.2 Stars Kitty Counts Her Blessings is a cute little book about a little kitten that decides to count the happy incidents in her day. She starts with the sun shining and ends with the little boy who cuddles with her after he comes from school. The book deals with two topics at once. One is numbers. The other is positive thinking- embracing the minor yet happy events of the day and being grateful to have so many things that make us smile and laugh. The illustrations are cheerful and full of life. I love how cute and cuddly the kitty looks on each page. The narration sort of rhymes at times, but don’t focus on it. I received an ARC from NetGalley and BooksGoSocial and am voluntarily leaving a review.

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This was an adorable book that helps children to learn to be grateful and recognize all the things they have and what makes them happy. The illustrations were adorable and went well with the story. Overall it was a very fun and helpful book for children.

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As a cat lover this book melted my heart! I absolutely loved the illustrations and the rhymes were super cute. What a fantastic story to teach kids about gratitude and appreciating the wonderful things they have in their life. I think this is also a great book for the parents to remember to take a step back every once in a while and remember all of the wonderful blessings in life. Thank you NetGalley for providing a free copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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My daughter is starting to ask questions about God, and my husband and I have been trying to teach her to find happiness around her rather than in having someone buy her something. This book was the perfect combination of both of those things. My son enjoyed the counting and this book helped spark conversations around what is a blessing, appreciating what you already have, and why we can't get a cat (we both are very allergic). Very cute story!

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