Superkitty

Superkitty

Superkitty
Hannah Whitty, illus Paula Bowles

Simon & Schuster Childrens Books

ISBN 9781471175091

Kitty is fed up of answering phones at the Sensational Superhero Agency and dreams of catching criminals with the superhero gang. But they ALWAYS leave her behind! Then a call comes in about a stolen dinosaur bone . . . and Kitty takes matters into her own paws, following the superheroes in their pursuit of devious criminal Nefarious Norman! Will she save the day and prove that small is MIGHTY? Join Kitty and the gang in this energetic picture book about believing in your own abilities, not judging a book by its cover . . . and girl power! Perfect for fans of Shifty McGifty and Ten Little Superheroes.

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Superkitty5/5

Superkitty

Hannah Whitty, illus Paula Bowles

Review

A witty tale about a super furry, super fearless Super Kitty. Super Kitty wants to be just like the 'Sensational Superheroes' of the 'Sensational Superhero Agency'. She knows she could do it, and it is her dream to be one of the team. The problem is Rhino, Bear, Elephant and the others just won't let her go on their adventures, instead Super kitty is in charge of answering the phones, ironing the super capes and cleaning out the fish tank. It was never a job for Super-Kitty. Well not this time! However, it is time for Super-Kitty to show just what she is made of and become the crime-fighting kitty she knows she can be!

The story follows a cute but gutsy character on her adventures, demonstrating courage, determination and wit against those who seem to take their prestigious roles for granted. This book teaches its readers to believe in your own abilities, never to judge a book by its cover - and girl power! All of which will make it a favourite for young readers!

There is plenty to enjoy in the detail of this picture book and the vibrant artwork throughout. The mix of loveable animal characters and superheroes makes this a winner for young minds, girls and boys alike!

Picture book / Ages 4+ / Reviewed by Nikki Stiles, teacher.

Reviewed by: Nikki Stiles


Superkitty5/5

Superkitty

Hannah Whitty, illus Paula Bowles

Review

Bright, colourful and good fun to read. Superkitty jumps off the shelf and children will squeal with delight at the adventures of Superkitty.

Superkitty works in the office of the 'Sensational Superhero Agency', but she is always just stuck answering the phones and never gets to be involved in the crime fighting unlike the 'crime fighting kitten I was born to be'. The Sensational Superheroes are six crime fighting heroes who state that chasing bad guys is no job for a cute little kitten. Suddenly the phone rings with the news that a terrible villain is on the loose and Superkitty decides it's time to fight some bad guys.

Along the way one by one the Sensational Superheroes get distracted - the bakery, the hairdressers, swimming - leaving just Superkitty to capture 'Nefarious Norman'. Surprising everyone, Superkitty overcomes her fears and becomes famous across the land.

Delightfully funny and engaging, this tale will quickly become a firm favourite with young children. With bright, colourful and large illustrations this tale is good fun to read as you spot all the little details included with the characters.

This story teaches young children to believe in themselves and anyone can achieve their dreams if they put their mind to it, as well as an important 'girl power' vibe running throughout. From a cute little kitty to 'Superkitty', my children have loved this story from beginning to end.

Picture book / Ages 4+ / Reviewed by Joanna Hewish, teacher.

Reviewed by: Joanna Hewish - Teacher