ShortBookandScribes #BookReview – Kitty and the Tiger Treasure by Paula Harrison, illustrated by Jenny Løvlie @P_Harrison99 @JennyLovlie @OUPChildrens #childrensbooks
This is an absolutely lovely book for children and I’m so pleased to be able to share my review today. My thanks to the publisher via Amazon Vine for the review copy.
Join Kitty and her cat crew on the rooftops for a series of enchanting adventures by the light of the moon. Here, Kitty will discover that being a superhero is about more than using her special abilities-she must learn to outwit cunning villains too. Who has stolen the precious Golden Tiger Statue? Can Kitty return it to the museum before sunrise?
I’m always on the lookout for absorbing stories to read with my five year old son. I found such a story with Kitty and the Tiger Treasure. We read a couple of chapters every night before bed and he was always reluctant to leave it and eager to know what would happen next. I enjoyed reading it with him too.
At the beginning we are introduced to Kitty and her Cat Crew. Kitty is a young girl with special powers and her crew are four cats who have her back and look after her. Kitty can talk to them and they’re always looking for adventure. In this story Kitty goes to a local museum to see the Golden Tiger Statue which can apparently grant wishes. However, in front of Kitty’s eyes the statue is stolen and she and her crew have to try and return it to its rightful place.
It’s a delightful story, lots of fun and the chapters end with cliffhangers which really increased the desire to know what was going to happen to Kitty and her feline friends next. It’s accompanied by the most beautiful illustrations, in fact this whole book is a feast for the eyes. With an orange and black theme, the illustrations are completely weaved in with the words and with little touches like pawprints for the page numbers it’s just a gorgeous book.
We spotted a new Kitty adventure at the end of the book, coming in Spring 2020 and straightaway my son said he wanted it. I’ve also spotted another one coming out even sooner so I will definitely get that one for him too. I think we’re both excited to read more about Kitty’s superhero escapades.
Paula Harrison – I was born in Bletchley (home of the wartime code-breakers!) and I grew up in Bedfordshire. I always said I wanted to be a writer, but I didn’t actually get round to it for quite a long time.
I trained to be a primary school teacher and spent many years teaching. Those years taught me what children like in stories and how they respond to humour and suspense. Reading to an audience of children is just amazing.
Jenny Løvlie – I’m Jenny Løvlie, Norwegian illustrator based in Cardiff, UK.
I grew up in Northern-Norway on Ekkerøy, a tiny peninsula sticking out into the Barents Sea, where I was the first child to be born in 12 years.
Summers were spent in the great outdoors under the never setting sun, climbing rocks, watching the seagull-chicks hatching and rock-pooling and the dark winters reading, drawing and making.
I moved to London to study Illustration & Animation at Kingston University, and graduated with a BA Hons in 2014. I draw inspiration from the wild landscapes of Scandinavia, nordic folklore and Scandinavian design. I love using bold colours, interesting textures and strong shapes in creating landscapes, people and animals. I’m is fascinated by the strong bond between humans and animals and the link between humans and nature.
My favourite things are going on adventures in our van, camping, bird-watching, cooking and reading.